Full time trial results after first leg of Lincolnshire cycling championships

  • Movistar Team's Alex Dowsett takes first in the Cadwell Park Time Trial. Photo: Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com
  • Dame Sarah Storey of Pearl Izumi competes in the Elite Women race. Photo: Alex Broadway/SWpix.com
  • Owain Doull of Team Wiggins competes in the Under 23 Category. Photo: Alex Broadway/SWpix.com
  • Scott Davies of 100% ME competes in the Under 23 Category. Photo:  Alex Broadway/SWpix.com
  • Team 100% ME Oliver Wood. Photo:  Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com
  • Alex Dowsett. Photo: Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com
  • Matt Gibson of 100% ME competes in the Under 23 Category. Photo:  Alex Broadway/SWpix.com
  • Matrix Fitness's Molly Weaver comes in second.  Photo: Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com
  • Alex Dowsett podium pictured with Edmund Bradbury and Ryan Perry. Photo: Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com
  • Molly Weaver of Liv-Plantur, Hayley Simmonds of Team Velosport and Dame Sarah Storey of Pearl Izumi celebrate on the podium after the Elite Women race. Photo: Alex Broadway/SWpix.com
  • Molly Weaver of Liv-Plantur, Hayley Simmonds of Team Velosport and Dame Sarah Storey of Pearl Izumi celebrate on the podium after the Elite Women race. Photo: Alex Broadway/SWpix.com
  • Mark Stewart of 100% ME competes in the Under 23 Category. Photo: Alex Broadway/SWpix.com
  • Movistar Team's Alex Dowsett takes first in the Cadwell Park Time Trial. Photo: Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com
  • Dame Sarah Storey of Pearl Izumi competes in the Elite Women race. Photo: Alex Broadway/SWpix.com
  • Owain Doull of Team Wiggins competes in the Under 23 Category. Photo: Alex Broadway/SWpix.com
  • Scott Davies of 100% ME competes in the Under 23 Category. Photo:  Alex Broadway/SWpix.com
  • Team 100% ME Oliver Wood. Photo:  Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com
  • Alex Dowsett. Photo: Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com
  • Matt Gibson of 100% ME competes in the Under 23 Category. Photo:  Alex Broadway/SWpix.com
  • Matrix Fitness's Molly Weaver comes in second.  Photo: Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com
  • Alex Dowsett podium pictured with Edmund Bradbury and Ryan Perry. Photo: Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com
  • Molly Weaver of Liv-Plantur, Hayley Simmonds of Team Velosport and Dame Sarah Storey of Pearl Izumi celebrate on the podium after the Elite Women race. Photo: Alex Broadway/SWpix.com
  • Molly Weaver of Liv-Plantur, Hayley Simmonds of Team Velosport and Dame Sarah Storey of Pearl Izumi celebrate on the podium after the Elite Women race. Photo: Alex Broadway/SWpix.com
  • Mark Stewart of 100% ME competes in the Under 23 Category. Photo: Alex Broadway/SWpix.com

The first day of the British Cycling National Championships saw thousands of visitors head to Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire for the time trials.

Alex Dowsett, Hayley Simmonds and Scott Davies each took the time trial titles in the men’s, women’s and under-23’s events respectively.

Dowsett produced a dominant performance to equal Stuart Dangerfield’s record of four British time trial titles, setting a time of just over an hour on the 44.8-kilometre course that combined open roads and the motor racing circuit.

Afterwards he told British Cycling that the course was more challenging than he expected.

He said: “In training I thought it would be easier in the race but it was actually harder, so I had no idea how well I was going out there.

“It’s really significant being national champion. Now every time I do a time-trial I get to wear this.”

Team Velosport’s Hayley Simmonds was the winner of the British women’s title, finishing over a minute ahead of Molly Weaver and Dame Sarah Storey.

Simmonds, who moved from rowing in 2009, said: “It’s completely overwhelming – I’ve worked really hard for this.

“I hoped it was going to be really close and I just went out and did the ride that I thought I could, did the effort I thought I could and obviously it paid off.”

Earlier in the day, 100% ME’s Scott Davies retained his British under-23 time trial title, finishing ahead of fellow Welshman, Team Wiggins’ Owain Doull, to retain the jersey he won in Monmouthshire 12 months ago.

The 19-year-old from Carmarthen said: “Relieved is the word that I’d use to describe how today went.

“It’s quite rolling so there’s no real stretch where you can hold the same pace. It’s up, down and up. That steep hill is quite tough as well – quite a testing course.”

The full results can be found below.

The festival of cycling continues in Lincoln until Sunday, June 26, with the National Road Race, which is expected to draw in over 30,000 visitors to the city.

For more information on the championships, read our guide to the four-day event.

Residents in Lincoln city centre should also be aware of a number of road closures over the weekend due to the championships.