Isle of Man to host British National Road Championships

Cavendish and Kennaugh

Great Britain’s cycling stars will travel to the Isle of Man this summer after the island was chosen as the host for the 2017 British National Road Championships.

The jewel in the crown of the British domestic road calendar will take place on the island in June, with the national time trial champions being crowned on Thursday 22 and the road races decided on Sunday 25.

Jonny Clay, British Cycling’s director of cycling, said: “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.

“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.”

Previous winners of the British national titles include Bradley Wiggins, Lizzie Deignan, Mark Cavendish and Laura Kenny while the 2016 road races were won by Adam Blythe and Hannah Barnes.

Mark Cavendish and another previous champion Peter Kennaugh are from the Isle of Man.


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