Jessica Roberts and Connor Swift celebrate in Britain
Jul 01 2018 10:34 pm CET

Jessica Roberts and Connor Swift celebrate in Britain
Jessica Roberts and Connor Swift celebrate in Britain
Photo by ASO/A.Broadway

Jessica Roberts (Team Breeze) and Connor Swift (Madison Genesis) have won the women's and men's road races of the UK National Championships.

Roberts and Melissa Lowther (Storey Racing) took the lead in a late attack and the rider could take an advantage in the last kilometre that allowed her to cross the finish line on her own.

"I'm just so happy. I can't believe it," said the rider at the end of the race. "I started crying as I crossed the finish line because I was just completely overwhelmed."

Dani Rowe (WaowDeals) and Ellie Dickinson (Team Breeze) took the second and third place of the race, respectively.

At the men's race, Swift was part of the breakaway from the first lap of the competition. The rider of Madison Genesis jumped from the front group with 13 kilometres to go and none of the competitors could close the gap anymore.

"It’s a dream come true. To win a National Championship, it’s such great prize," commented the rider. "I felt so good on that last lap and I could tell others were struggling. There was nothing to lose. I did a big risk and it paid off. To have a National Championships as a first win of the year for the team is amazing.

"That breakaway had been riding all day long and I knew everyone was tired towards the end. I was sitting on adrenaline. I knew I had to go as hard as I possibly good."

Aqua Blue Sport's Adam Blythe and Team Sky's Owain Doull stepped on the second and third place of the race's podium.





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