David Millar (Saunier Duval) is the new British road race champion after out-sprinting Daniel Lloyd (DFL-Cyclingnews) on the line in yesterday’s rescheduled British championships in Abergavenny. New Zealander Gordon McCauley (Plowman Craven/Evans cycles) was third and Hamish Haynes (DFL-Cyclingnews) took the British championship bronze by finishing fourth.
Millar missed the early break but bridged across to it, along with Daniel Lloyd and Russell Downing (Healthnet). The Plowman Craven and Recycling.co.uk teams powered the chase and with the break about to be caught Millar attacked again, taking Lloyd with him.
Millar and Lloyd increased their lead on the seven-lap finishing circuit as the chase group broke up.
As the line approached, Millar kicked hard on the final bend, claiming his second victory of the 2007 season.
|1 David Millar (GBr|Saunier Duval – Prodir)||4:04:39|
|2 Daniel Lloyd (GBr|DFL – Cyclingnews – Litespeed)||0:00:01|
|3 Gordon McCauley (NZl|Plowman Craven/Evans)||0:01:27|
|4 Hamish Robert Haynes (GBr|DFL – Cyclingnews – Litespeed)||0:01:30|
|5 Russel Downing (GBr|Health Net Presented By Maxxis)||0:02:25|
|6 Rob Sharman (GBr|KFS Special Vehicles)||0:02:30|
|7 Alex Coutts (GBr|Babes Only-Villapark Langemeer-Flanders)|
|8 Alex Higham (GBr|Rapha Codor)||0:02:33|
|9 Mark Lovatt (GBr|Planet X/Sports Cover)||0:02:56|
|10 Rob Partridge (GBr|Recycling.co.uk)|
|11 Marcin Bialoblocki (GBr|Middridge RT)|
|12 Richard Wilkinson (Aus|Rapha Condor RT)||0:02:58|
|13 Mark Wordsworth (GBr|JE James RT)||0:03:00|
|14 Martin Ford (GBr)||0:03:15|
|15 David Clarke (GBr)||0:03:16|
|16 Lee Davis (GBr|Pinarello/Rudy Project/Most)||0:03:18|
|17 Daniel Shand (GBr|BW Heist Zuiderkempen.BE)|
|18 Mark Thwaites (GBr|Kinesis UK)|
|19 Chris Newton (GBr|Recycling.co.uk)|