Adam Kenway and Rebecca Goodson win 2017 Monsal Hill-climb titles (photos)

National hill-climb champion Adam Kenway retained his Monsal hill-climb title as Rebecca Goodson topped the women's results - Photos by Andy Jones

Adam Kenway, Monsal Hill-climb 2017
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Adam Kenway (Raleigh-GAC) successfully defended his men's Monsal Hill-climb title, with Rebecca Goodson (Velo Schils Interbike) taking the women’s title in the Derbyshire Peak District on Sunday.

Current national hill-climb champion Kenway posted a time of one minute and 19.4 seconds on the course to beat second-placed Joey Walker (Team Wiggins) by just under two seconds.

Andy Nichols (Team B38/Underpin Racing) placed third with 1-21.3.

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Malcolm Elliott's 1981 event record of 1-14.2 on the 675-yard (617 metres) climb of Monsal Head remains intact for another year.

Goodson claimed the 2017 women's title with the second-fastest women's time in the history of the event – 1-47.8.

Emilie Verroken (Maxx RT) came home in second place with 1-54.5, and Elizabeth Banks (Storey Racing) in third, clocking 1-58.

The event had attracted its biggest number of entrants, with 190 riders signing up.

Adam Kenway and Rebecca Goodson, winners
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Rebecca Goodson
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Joey Walker
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Andy Nichols
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Emilie Verroken
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Elizabeth Banks
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Sheffrec rider Paul Armstrong gets encouragement from Marc Etches, race organiser and Sheffrec secretary.
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Adam Kenway gets some congratulations from Raleigh-GAC's Cherie Pridham, Monsal Hill-Climb 2017

Andy Hibberd after his ride

Joey Walker

Adam Kenway celebrates