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by Mark Zalewski
January 10, 2017
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: UK Anti-Doping chairman vows to find out contents of Wiggins’ medical package; Lieuwe Westra announces retirement; Alex Peters to step back from joining Team Sky; Étoile de Bessèges suffering from financial shortfall; Niels Albert: van Aert has plenty of time to left to win; Aqua Blue Sport to donate portion of prize money to Emerald Fund; Nys says no pressure on son following national championship; Possible 2018 UCI Road Worlds course leaked; Isle of Man picked to host 2017 British Road Championships; 2017 US National cyclocross championships highlights.
The Isle of Man, childhood home of former British and World Champion Mark Cavendish, will host the 2017 British Road National Championships, with the time trials on Thursday, 22 June and the road races the following Sunday.
Hannah Barnes, Canyon-SRAM, on her way to winning the 2016 British road race championships.
“We are thrilled to be returning to the Isle of Man for the biggest date in the British road racing calendar. The island is steeped in cycling heritage, passion and tradition, making it the ideal venue for such a prestigious event,” said Jonny Clay, British Cycling’s director of cycling.
“In addition to its unrivalled cycling history, the Isle of Man enjoyed a hugely successful return to hosting elite cycle racing in 2016 with the Manx International Grand Prix, so we have great confidence that this year’s HSBC UK National Road Championships will be a tremendous occasion and help to underpin elite road racing on the island and raise its profile nationwide.”
Aqua Blue Sport’s Adam Blythe and Canyon-SRAM’s Hannah Barnes are the defending road race champions. Movistar’s Alex Dowsett and Hayley Simmonds (Team Wnt) are the time trial defending champs.
British Cycling also released the dates and venues for the HSBC UK Spring Cup Series, HSBC UK Grand Prix Series, HSBC UK National Women’s Road Series and HSBC UK National Circuit Series.
Click through to read more at British Cycling.