Geraint Thomas takes British TT title for the first time
Jun 28 2018 11:13 pm CET

Geraint Thomas takes British TT title for the first time
Geraint Thomas takes British TT title for the first time
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Team Sky's Geraint Thomas has taken the victory of the time trial at the British National championships. This is the first elite title in the speciality for the Welshman.

Thomas went through the 39.7-kilometre course in 48 minutes and 54 seconds, beating Canyon-Eisberg's Harry Tanfield by 37 seconds and Katusha-Alpecin's Alex Dowsett by 54 seconds.

"It’s great. Obviously winning the Dauphine was a big boost," said the rider at the end of the competition. "I’ve done a bit of training now since, and to come here and win the nationals for the first time is really encouraging. I rarely get to race in the UK, and to do a one-off TT like that is rare too, so I’m really happy.

"I was confident but I didn’t know what to expect. As I say I rarely do a one-off TT, it’s always part of a stage race where you’ve got tired legs and things. Obviously (Harry) Tanfield has been riding well this year and I’ve been watching him, and Dowsett it’s what he does. TT’ing in the UK is a strong discipline anyway, so to come and win is super nice."

Earlier on the day, Hannah Barnes (Canyon-SRAM) took the title at the women's time trial. The rider beat her sister and teammate Alice Barnes by 17 seconds and Storey Racing's Neah Evans by one minute and 37 seconds.
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