National Time Trial titles for Wiggins and Pooley

Wiggo to fly the flag in 2010 Tour ITTs

by Simon_MacMichael   September 6, 2009  

Bradley Wiggins Tour de France TT 2009, Annecy (Photosport Intl)

Bradley Wiggins will be sporting the British champions’ jersey when he lines up at the starting gate for next year’s Tour de France prologue in Rotterdam after winning this afternoon’s British Time Trial Championship in Buckinghamshire.

Wiggins, the penultimate rider to go out, finished the 31.2-mile course in 1:02:15, with last man out, defending champion Michael Hutchinson of In-Gear Quickvit RT, coming second, more than two minutes down in 1:04:34. Rapha Condor’s Chris Newton, who won the title in 2005, came third, a second shy of four minutes down on Wiggins.

Matt Bottrill of Team I Ride had looked set to secure a podium place, but was disqualified for drafting Wiggins as the Garmin-Slipstream star overtook him.

The women’s title, meanwhile, was contested over a shorter course by two of Team GB’s Beijing silver medallists. Emma Pooley of Cervélo TestTeam, who finished second in last year’s Olympic time trial, took victory today, coming in 30 seconds ahead of Science in Sport’s Wendy Houvenaghel in 0:46:11. Julia Shaw of Utag Yamaha took third spot on the podium.

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That picture of Wiggo is a bit old!

two wheels good; four wheels bad

posted by cat1commuter [1321 posts]
7th September 2009 - 10:27

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we were too busy hobnobbing at eurobike to have a lens trained on the nationals... can't be everywhere at once!Smile

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7231 posts]
7th September 2009 - 10:35

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Go Twiggo!!!!

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posted by jimmythecuckoo [1206 posts]
7th September 2009 - 11:44

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Sure, but don't you at least have a picture of him in his Garmin kit?

two wheels good; four wheels bad

posted by cat1commuter [1321 posts]
7th September 2009 - 14:39

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happy now?

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7231 posts]
7th September 2009 - 14:56

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well he looks like he's going faster in that picture!

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posted by Fringe [1081 posts]
7th September 2009 - 14:59

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There is nothing to him, how can calf muscles like that generate such speed? Amazing

not all carbon is the same.

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posted by Jon Burrage [1080 posts]
7th September 2009 - 16:05

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