Peter Kennaugh: 2015 British Championships among toughest races of my career

Manxman becomes only the fourth male rider to defend title since 1959.

Peter Kennaugh described today's British Road Race Championships, in which he beat 2013 winner Mark Cavendish after a two-man sprint on Lincoln's famed Michaelgate climb, as “one of the hardest races” of his career.

Kennaugh became only the fourth male rider – after Colin Lewis, John Tanner and Roger Hammond – to defend the title since the Championships were unified in 1959.

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