Dan Evans becomes national hill-climb champion for second time; Joscelin Lowden takes maiden women's title

Dan Evans and Joscelin Lowden powered to victory at the 2017 RTTC National Hill-Climb Championships in Hedley-on-the-Hill, Northumberland - Photos by Andy Jones

Dan Evans and Joscelin Lowden, 2017 National Hill-Climb winners

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

Dan Evans (Assos-Equipe UK) stormed to a convincing victory in the 2017 National Hill-Climb Championships in Northumberland on Sunday, beating defending champion Adam Kenway (Raleigh-GAC) by more than five seconds.

Joscelin Lowden (Lewis Wanderers) claimed the women's title, just over a second faster than Mary Wilkinson (Yorkshire RC) and two seconds quicker than pre-race favourite Hayley Simmonds (Team WNT).

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