Event - Cycling, National Road Race
Location - Abergavenny
Date - 26 - 29 June 2014
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This week saw British Cycling unveil the race routes of
the 2014 National Road Race and Time Trial Championships. The
event will be based in Abergavenny but the routes of the various
races will take in most of the Monmouthshire countryside.
The elite Men's Road Race will see household names battle it out
over a tough 183km course. Sprinter Mark Cavendish will be
the defending champion, but the route might be a bit too hilly for
him. Amongst the favourites will be Tour de France champion
Chris Froome and Cardiff's Geraint Thomas.
The women's road race will be held over shorter 71km course, but
promises to be just as tough. Olympic silver medallist Lizzie
Armitstead will be the clear favourite.
The time trial course, based at Newport's Celtic Manor, is 40km
long and is sure to feature 2012 Tour de France champion Bradley
Wiggins as he goes head to head with the winner of one of the 2013
Giro d'Italia time trial stages, Alex Dowsett.
The 20km long women's time trial coast will see defending champion
Joanna Rowsell attempt to defend her title against the likes of
Elinor Barker and Joanna Trott.