Hayley Simmonds claims National Time Trial title

The Velosport Montegrappa rider records a blistering time to take the national title by well over a minute

Hayley Simmonds, British time trial national championships 2015
(Image credit: Andy Jones)

Hayley Simmonds claimed the Women's British National Time Trial title in Lincoln, beating Molly Weaver into second place, with Dame Sarah Storey claiming bronze.

Simmonds raced around the 33.6km course in an unassailable time of 51:39.89, ahead of riders including Ciara Horne and Katie Archibald, who came in fifth and sixth respectively.

Hayley Simmonds, British time trial national championships 2015

Hayley Simmonds, British time trial national championships 2015
(Image credit: Andy Jones)

Starting after the earlier under-23 race on the first day of the four-day nationals event, Horne was leading for quite some time before Simmonds came in nearly two minutes faster than her early benchmark.

Storey finished two seconds further back on Liv-Plantur's new signing Weaver. Hannah Barnes, who won the closing stage of the Aviva Women's Tour came home in seventh place, while track specialists Horne and Archibald finished two minutes off the pace.

Molly Weaver, British time trial national championships 2015

Molly Weaver, British time trial national championships 2015
(Image credit: Andy Jones)

Earlier in the day Scott Davies retained his U23 title with a winning time of 47:20.32. Team Wiggins rider Owain Doull took the second step on the podium, six seconds in arrears, and Tao Geoghegan Hart was a further 10 seconds back in third place.

Women's National Time Trial Championships 2015 result

1. Hayley Simmonds, Velosport Montegrappa in 51:39.89

2. Molly Weaver, Liv-Plantur at 1:18.29

3. Dame Sarah Storey, Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International at 1:20.72

4. Lucy Coldwell, unattached at 1:57.25

5. Ciara Horne, Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International at 1:58.42

Hayley Simmonds, British time trial national championships 2015

Hayley Simmonds, British time trial national championships 2015
(Image credit: Andy Jones)

Scott Davies, British time trial national championships 2015

Scott Davies, British time trial national championships 2015
(Image credit: Andy Jones)

Scott Davies, British time trial national championships 2015

Scott Davies, British time trial national championships 2015
(Image credit: Andy Jones)

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Jack Elton-Walters

Jack Elton-Walters hails from the Isle of Wight, and would be quick to tell anyone that it's his favourite place to ride. He has covered a varied range of topics for Cycling Weekly, producing articles focusing on tech, professional racing as well as cycling culture. He moved on to work for Cyclist magazine in 2017.