Richard Handley wins Nelson Wheelers hilly 50 time trial

Richard Handley attacks on first climb, Tour of Britain 2012, stage two

Reigning champion Richard Handley (Rapha Condor-JLT) made a successful defence of his title in the Nelson Wheelers hilly 50 on Sunday, riding to victory for a second consecutive year.

Handley clocked 2-01-54 for the classic event which takes in parts of North Yorkshire, Cumbria and Lancashire, good enough for victory by more than two minutes but well shy of Mark Holton's course record with tough conditions including a headwind on the homeward leg.

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Snowdon Sports is a long-established independent sports news agency, which supplies editorial to a range of media outlets - such as Cycling Weekly - as well as sports governing bodies. Snowdon Sports often covers results at Cycling Time Trials events in the UK and has long been a source of information and imagery to Cycling Weekly.