Photographer Dan Monaghan was in Stockton-on-Tees on Sunday for the road race at the British Cycling National Road Championships. Click the link above to see a gallery of his images. (You can see Dan's shots of Thursday's time trials here.) It turned out to be a good day for some of Conquista's favourite riders.
In the elite women's race, Hannah Barnes of CANYON//SRAM Racing took the jersey after holding off a late challenge from her sister (and U23 champion) Alice Barnes of Drops Cycling. You can read more about Hannah's success, and that of her CANYON//SRAM team mates in other national championships last week, in the team's blog at conquista.cc here.
The men's race was won by Tinkoff's Adam Blythe, who held off no less a rider than Dimension Data's Mark Cavendish in the final sprint. However, Conquista star blogger and Liverpool's Lionheart Mark McNally of Team Wanty-Groupe Gobert was in the mix throughout an extremely hard-ridden race, finishing in a superb fourth position. Macca's blog can be found exclusively at conquista.cc here.
We were also delighted to see the U23 title go to Tao Geoghegan Hart of Axeon Hagens Berman. Tao is one of Conquista's favourite prospects for the future, and he featured heavily in a major piece from Shane Stokes in Conquista issue 10 (available here) about the challenges of the early stages of a pro career.
Finally, the race was animated by Alex Peters of Team Sky, who was spotted in Greece during pre-season training by photographer Petros Gkotsis. You can revisit Petros's gallery here.
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