Claire Rose takes national time trial title as Hayley Simmonds misses out on third successive victory

Claire Rose goes one better than her 2016 result

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Claire Rose (Visit Dallas DNA Pro Cycling) took victory in the women's time trial at the British Road National Championships as defending champion Hayley Simmonds (Team WNT) missed out on a third successive title.

Rose, who finished second in 2016, was the penultimate rider down the start ramp, and powered around the 22km course in a time of 32-11, enough to put her top of the leaderboard by 19 seconds ahead of Canyon-SRAM.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.