Doull takes U23 Men's Road title in Lincoln

Doull takes U23 Men's Road title in Lincoln

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Owain Doull claimed the U23 Men's Road Race title in Lincoln after collecting silver in the Time Trial on Thursday behind fellow Welshman Scott Davies.

It was Doull's last chance to contest the U23 titles in Lincoln, and after collecting silver in the Time Trial at Cadwell Park behind fellow Welshman Scott Davies, Doull was fired up to attack the Michaelgate cobbles in the city centre.

Team Sky's Peter Kennaugh won his second successive national road title in the Elite Men's race with Mark Cavendish and Ian Stannard completing the podium, with Luke Rowe in fourth.

After crosswinds saw the peloton ripped apart in the early stages Kennaugh and Team Sky colleague Stannard escaped leaving Mark Cavendish, Luke Rowe, Scott Thwaites and Adam Blythe in pursuit.

Thwaites and Blythe dropped back before Luke Rowe decided to work with Cavendish to shut down the gap on his Team Sky associates with only three laps remaining.

They cut down the 40-second gap on the duo and bridged on Michaelgate - the eighth of nine ascents of the cobbles.

On the final 13-kilometre lap Stannard burst free but was caught before Kennaugh and Cavendish accelerated away leaving Rowe and 2012 champion Stannard to contest bronze.

It was fittingly left for the final climb of Michaelgate for the title to be decided and although Cavendish kept with Kennaugh the 26-year-old eventually pulled away to become the first British male to win back-to-back road titles since Roger Hammond in 2003 and 2004.

Team Wiggins' Owain Doull impressed to finish seventh overall and with it take the under-23 men's championship with Sam Lowe and Matt Gibson completing the U23 podium.


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