Joanna Rowsell takes maiden National Time Trial title

Women's podium, British time trial championships 2013

Joanna Rowsell swooped to take her maiden British Time Trial title in Stewarton, East Ayrshire this afternoon, beating her best friend Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans) by 32 seconds.

Rowsell was fastest throughout the 35.2-kilometre event, and pulled away from Armitstead on the second of two laps of rolling terrain on a circuit a few miles south of Glasgow.

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