Alice Barnes: I can be happy but I’ve got a lot of time to make up on the bigger riders

The British TT champion rode valiantly at the Yorkshire 2019 World Championships

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Alice Barnes was satisfied with her ride in the Yorkshire World Championships time trial, but admits she has work to do if she wants to keep up with the star riders.

The British national time trial champion went up against the likes of Annemiek van Vleuten, Anna van der Breggen and Chloe Dygert in the women’s TT, taking 16th place after racing through horrendous weather conditions.

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.