Elena Cecchini of CANYON//SRAM Racing has earned one more year in the Tricolore. // © Tino Pohlmann

29-06-2016, CANYON 2016 National Champions


To become National Champion is to join an elite rank of riders. It’s about more than crossing the line the fastest. To win is to stand above the rest. With victory comes the honour of racing in national colours for a year, a goal shared by riders everywhere.

Across Europe, the National Championships are a staple of the cycling calendar. Like the turning of the seasons, they signal that the Tour de France is coming. With trade team’s reduced to just a handful of riders and solo campaigners going it alone, the tables often get turned and calling the result is anyone’s guess.

Pure racing.

Welcome to the National Champions of 2016 and congratulations to all Canyon riders for bringing home 23 medals last weekend.


National Road Race Championships:

Germany: Mieke Kröger, 1st / Lisa Brennauer, 2nd
Great Britain: Hannah Barnes, 1st
Italy: Elena Cecchini, 1st

National Time Trial Championships

Germany: Trixi Worrack, 1st / Lisa Brennauer, 3rd
Belarus: Amialiusik, 2nd

Movistar Team

National Road Race Championships

Spain: José Joaquín Rojas, 1st 
Portugal: Nelson Oliveira, 2nd

National Time Trial Championships

Great Britain: Alex Dowsett, 1st
Portugal: Nelson Oliveira, 1st
Spain: Ion Izagirre, 1st / Jonathan Castroviejo, 2nd / Alejandro Valverde, 3rd
Germany: Jascha Sütterlin, 2nd 

Team Katusha

National Road Race Championships

Russia: Pavel Kochetkov, 1st / Maxim Belkov, 2nd / Sergey Lagutin, 3rd 
Norway: Alexander Kristoff, 2nd 
Spain: Angel Vicioso, 2nd 

National Time Trial Championships

Russia: Sergey Chernetskiy, 1st / Maxim Belkov, 3rd
Germany: Nils Politt, 3rd