Cadwell course “suited” female starlet Hayley Simmonds

The women's race podium
The women's race podium
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20 of the elite women’s time trial competition pulled out before the start at Cadwell Park today, but that won’t have bothered Hayley Simmonds.

Out of the 56 riders, that were due to race in the wolds today, nearly half of them did not race, including one of the hot favourites Elinor Barker.

Winner Hayley Simmons

Winner Hayley Simmons

And first across the finish line was Hayley Simmonds, closely followed by Molly Weaver in second and Sarah Storey in third.

Winner Hayley Simmonds said: “The ride was really fun and the course really suited me.

“The local support was amazing and it really helped me on the tough climbs.

“I absolutely loved the track and the circuit. I’ve been here practising all week, so it;s given me the time to really get dialled in and work out all tough corners, which today played to my advantage as I was able to get great speeds