National Championships win a 'big relief' for Hannah Barnes

Frustrated by an ankle injury that altered her season's aims, Hannah Barnes's victory in the 2016 National Road Race Championships can be a catalyst for the rest of the season.

Hannah Barnes (UnitedHealthcare), Aviva Women's Tour 2015 team presentation

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

Hannah Barnes hopes that her victory in the 2016 National Road Race Championships can be the springboard to further success this season and help her return to her form of last year.

The Canyon-SRAM rider beat her sister Alice (Drops Cycling) on the line in Stockton-on-Tees to claim her first win since stage five of last year's Aviva Women's Tour.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.