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Matt Bottrill – National Champion and Record Breaker Joins the Legends

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Matt Bottrill
Matt Bottrill.

We can’t keep up with that man Matt Bottrill – but then not many can – no sooner had the ink gone dry on this interview we did with him after he won the 25 champs than he’d won the 10 mile champs in the second fastest time ever (17:40) and then added the ‘blue riband’ – the 25 record with 45:43 to join Bonner, Engers, Boardman and Hutchinson as a TT ‘legend.’

Here’s what he had to say to VeloVeritas soon after the 25 Champs:

Congratulations Matt, that’s you on the same list as Bonner, Engers, Yates, Boardman and Hutchinson – that must feel nice?

“Yes that’s always what I wanted to be remembered as – a legend of time trialling.

“I always said to myself if I didn’t win the 25 Champs, then I wouldn’t achieve that status.

“It’s taken 18 years but it’s been worth the wait.”

If I was you, I’d be a wee bit disappointed at the coverage the national cycling press gave me for winning the ’25R