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Laura Trott wins British Road Race Championships

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Laura Trott beats Lizzie Armitstead to win the British Road Race Championships in Abergavenny.

Trott out sprinted Wiggle-Honda teammate Dani King and former British Road Race Champion Lizzie Armitstead.

King finished in second place with Armitstead in third.

A breakaway group of 13 formed after around 30 miles of the race but as the event came towards the finish the group was made up of eight riders. These riders were Trott, King, Armitstead, Emma Pooley, Kate Archibald, Sarah Storey, Sharon Laws and Elinor Barker.

The race ended with four laps of an eight kilometre circuit and Armitstead attacked to gain a 17-second lead with two laps to go but after some impressive riding from King, Pooley and Trott on the final lap, they managed to drag themselves back to Armistead's wheel and Trott and King overtook her in the sprint.

The 22-year-old was very happy with the win but admits she was disappointed with Thursday's time trial.

According to The Telegraph, Trott said: "It’s such an amazing feeling, it’s up there with winning a world championships for me.

"I was really disappointed (after Thursday's time-trial), I felt I had a lot more form than what the time suggested and I know the course didn’t suit me with the hill at the finish but I don’t understand why my time wasn’t good enough.

"So to come here today, I was so, so up for it. I woke up this morning and I was like ‘don’t even speak to me’. It was really early, I was so in the zone, I just wanted to get out and get it done."

Armitstead admitted she didn't want the race to go down to a sprint and was disappointed with the final result.

Armitstead said: "I'm disappointed. I had my normal issue of wanting to take the race on, so on every incline I gave it a go.

"I didn't want to take it to a sprint; for me, that was more of a risk than going solo. It was just a shame that Emma Pooley chased me down on the penultimate lap, that was a bit annoying, but what can you do?”

Results
British Road Race Championships 2014, women’s race, Abergavenny
1. Laura Trott (Wiggle-Honda) 105.4km in 2-44-56
2. Danielle King (Wiggle-Honda)
3. Elizabeth Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans) both at st.
4. Emma Pooley (Lotto-Belisol) at 0-04
5. Sharon Laws (UnitedHealthcare) at 0-06
6. Katie Archibald (Pearl Izumi Sports Tour International) at 1-12
7. Sarah Storey (Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International) at 1-35
8. Elinor Barker (Wiggle-Honda) at 1-37
9. Hannah Barnes (UnitedHealthcare) at 5-35
10. Nicola Juniper (Echelon-Rotor) at st.

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