Bradley Wiggins reclaims British time trial title

Bradley Wiggins reclaimed his British national time trial title in Newport with a masterful performance on a tricky circuit in difficult conditions, relegating Geraint Thomas to second and defending champion Alex Dowsett to third. Is Brad back?

Bradley Wiggins, British time trial national championships 2014

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

Bradley Wiggins, who has watched his former Team Sky team-mate Alex Dowsett claim the previous three time trial championships, re-established himself as Britain’s best tester with a hugely impressive ride in very difficult conditions, bumping Movistar man Dowsett down to third while local lad Geraint Thomas took silver.

Wiggins, who started two minutes in front of Dowsett, led at every time check and on the opening lap he was already more than a minute up on Dowsett and over 30 seconds ahead of Thomas. Not even the worsening conditions - colder and wetter - could halt Wiggins’ progress. In the end, the only debate was whether or not Luke Rowe would hold on to third, making it an all-Sky podium. It was a hell of a showing.

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