Cervelo’s Dan Fleeman left it late to take his first win of the year; but it took him just 3 minutes 18 seconds to convert late season road form to victory in the most specialist and punishing of races — the British Hill Climb Championship, on the 1100 metre Pea Royd Lane climb near Sheffield, England on Sunday.
Against a field of specialist climbers, whose whole season centres around a few weekends in October, Fleeman was in a class of his own — relegating last year’s champion Matt Clinton into second spot by a yawning margin of 14 seconds.
World Hour Record holder, Chris Boardman is a previous winner and so is ex-Teka pro Darryl Webster.
Fleeman used his training bike — a Cervelo S2 – to take the national champion’s jersey, and VeloVeritas was on hand to talk to the new champion, soon after his ride.
Congratulations, Dan — when was the last time you won a British championship?