Ten years in time trialling: How they've changed

Cycling Weekly photographer Andy Jones takes a look back through his time trial photo archive

Steve Cummings, Rudy Project TT 2004

Ten years spans the difference between some of these 'then and now' pictures.

There is a fresh-faced Alex Dowsett riding for Maldon in 2004, with Glendene in 2005, to being a fully fledged pro with Sky in 2012 and now Movistar.

Steve Cummings with Sports Publicity back in 2004 before his Discovery, Barloworld, Sky and now BMC days. Thrown in are pics from 2004 of TT legend and Cycling Weekly columnist Michael Hutchinson and his old nemesis Stuart Dangerfield who finally retired from the TT scene in 2009.

It's interesting to see the change in equipment, clothing tech, physique and riding positions. Just check out the immaculate transmission on Dangerfield's 2004 bike.

Alex Dowsett back in 2004 National 25 TT

Alex Dowsett in 2012. National TT Champ in the National 25 TT

Alex Dowsett successfully defending his National TT title in 2012

Alex Dowsett, Tour of Britain 2014, stage 8a time trial

Alex Dowsett, Tour of Britain 2014, stage 8a time trial

Dowsett riding in the Tour of Britain time trial, 2014

Alex Dowsett in the 2004 National 25 TT Championship - Dorking

Dowsett National 10 TT Junior Champion 2005

National TT champion Dowsett battles to second in the 2012 National 25 TT

Steve Cummings riding the Rudy Project TT event at Bassenthwaite, Cumbria 2004

Steve Cummings leaves the start ramp at the start of the 2012 Tour de France in Liege, Belgium

Steve Cummings, Tour of Britain 2014, stage 8a time trial

Steve Cummings, Tour of Britain 2014, stage 8a time trial

Steve Cummings in the Tour of Britain 2014, stage 8a time trial

Steve Cummings riding the Rudy Project TT event at Bassenthwaite, Cumbria 2004

Steve Cummings at the National TT Championships in 2011

Michael Hutchinson at the National 25 TT 2004

Hutchinson at the National 10 TT 2012

Hutchinson at the National 25 TT 2012

Michael Hutchinson, National 10-mile time trial championships 2014

Michael Hutchinson, National 10-mile time trial championships 2014

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

Going stealthy: Michael Hutchinson, National 10-mile time trial championships 2014

Hutchinson at the Rudy Project TT at Bassenthwaite in 2004

Hutchinson at the National 10 TT in 2004

Hutchinson at the National 10 TT in 2012. Note Osymetric chainrings

Stuart Dangerfield - National 10 TT 2004

Stuart Dangerfield's immaculately prepared machine - National 10 TT set up

Dangerfield, National 25 TT - Dorking 2004

Dangerfield, National 25 TT Dorking 2004

Dangerfield in 2006 at the Rudy Project round at Stourport

In 2009 riding for Shorter Rochford Cycles at the National 10 TT. Note change in position on bike. Took third behind second place Andy Tennant and winner Michael Hutchinson