Word from the top - October 2015

Word from the top - October 2015

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What a month it has been for the Great Britain Cycling Team! There’s no better place to start than in the USA, where Lizzie Armitstead’s incredible ride in Richmond saw her win the rainbow stripes at the road world championships.

Lizzie Armitstead

It was a nail-biting race, but one that Lizzie timed to perfection and she truly deserves to be the world champion – just the fourth British woman to ever win the world senior road race title.

Meanwhile, a few hours later and a few hundred miles away in Rock Hill, Liam Phillips made history at the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup.

Liam Phillips

A sixth-place finish in the final was enough to secure back-to-back world cup titles, making Liam the first man ever to successfully retain the championship.

At the Aviva Tour of Britain, our young riders in the Great Britain Cycling Team jerseys put in some solid performances across the week, while Owain Doull finished third on the podium in the Team Wiggins colours.

Finally, the National Cycling Centre hosted the British Cycling National Track Championships last month, with impressive performances on the boards across the field.

Katy Marchant

Katy Marchant claimed a quadruple of titles, while Laura Trott won three. There were also strong performances from Jason Kenny, Lewis Oliva, Jody Cundy and the pair of Sophie Thornhill and Helen Scott, among others.

Track attention now turns to the 2015 UEC European Track Championships in Grenchen, Switzerland.

Great Britain Cycling Team

We’ve named a strong squad for the event and the team looks in really good shape. This is a great opportunity to test ourselves against some of the best riders in the world ahead of the start of the busy winter season.