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Kennaugh defends British Cycling Championship crown

Peter Kennaugh of Team Sky successfully defended his British Championship title in Lincoln.

Team Sky's Peter Kennaugh Credit: Press Association

The Manx rider was pushed close by his countryman, Mark Cavendish but pulled away on the final climb to hold on to the title.

Elsewhere, Burley in Wharfedale's Scott Thwaites came home in 5th, followed by Sheffield's Adam Blythe in 6th.

Lizzie Armitstead wins British Cycling Championship

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Otley's Lizzie Armitstead has won the Women's British Cycling Championship for a third time.

The 26-year-old was involved in a horror crash during the Tour of Britain earlier this month, but recovered in time to compete today in Lincoln.

Speaking to British Eurosport, she praised the crowds for their support saying she would head to Donegal, Ireland to celebrate with her boyfriend.


Crowds gather in Lincoln for cycling championships

British Cycling National Road Championships come to Lincolnshire

It is likely to be the biggest sporting event ever held in Lincolnshire.

Over four days the British Cycling National Road Championships are taking place in the county.

Lizzie Armitstead will return to competition following her crash last week in the Women's Tour of Britain. More than thirty thousand people are expected to turn out in Lincoln on Sunday for the competition's finale.

Today, though, it's been Cadwell Park near Louth that's been in the limelight for hosting time trials phases for men and women.

Fiona Dwyer reports:

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