Tejvan Pettinger of Sri Chinmoy Cycling Team has won the 2013 UK national hill climb championship. He covered the 2.3 mile Stang hill climb in North Yorkshire in a time of 7.57, just 2 seconds faster than 2nd place James Gullen of Team Hope Victory Factory. It was Tejvan's 9th national hill climb championship, his previous best was 4th in 2010. But, this year he was able to get to the top spot on the podium.
After the event, Tejvan said he was very happy to win and grateful everything came together for this year's championship. Tejvan has been in great form in the past few years, winning 12 races out of 13 and setting 7 course records this season alone. However, the national hill climb championship is always hotly contested with some of the top road riders in the UK entering. But, this year the hill climb specialist from Oxford was able to win at his 9th attempt.
Tejvan on the start line. The weather was wet and windy.
On the steep 18% section of the climb.
The road goes ever on. Near the top of the Stang
At the bottom of the climb.
Aryavan and Tejvan with hill climb bike and national jersey.
The hill climb trophy.
- Results at CTT
- Tejvan wins at Cycling Weekly
- Results at Velo UK
- A blog by Tejvan winning, losing and happiness
Photos of Tejvan from VeloUK, republished with permission.