In pictures: British national road cycling championships

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Cycling superstar Mark Cavendish won a three-way sprint to take the men's title in Castle Douglas

Some of Britain's top cyclists have descended on southern Scotland for the national road cycling championships.

The time trials took place on Thursday on a circuit starting and finishing on the Crichton Estate in Dumfries.

They were followed by circuit races in Kirkcudbright and road races on a loop from Castle Douglas.

Dumfries and Galloway Council said there had been great support from spectators who lined the route to see their favourites in action.

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The Crichton Estate was the start and finish point for time trial races
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Leo Hayter was in fine form to win the men's U23 time trial
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Some of Britain's best riders took part in the event
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Pfeiffer Georgi celebrated winning the women's U23 time trial in Dumfries
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Crowds lined the route to watch the time trials
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Ethan Hayter was successful in his defence of the men's elite time trial
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A warm day made for testing conditions in the south of Scotland on Thursday
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Joscelin Lowden was the winner of the women's event in Dumfries
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Racing moved on from Dumfries to Kirkcudbright and Castle Douglas over the weekend
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The action was fast and furious in Kirkcudbright on Friday night
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Matthew Bostock crossed the line first in the men's circuit race
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The British championships were back in Scotland for the first time in nearly a decade
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Josie Nelson won the women's circuit race on Friday
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The women's road race suffered the worst of the conditions on Sunday
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Alice Towers celebrated in the rain with a win in the women's road race
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The Dumfries and Galloway countryside played a starring role in the competition
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Cavendish made it a Scottish double on Sunday having won the championships in Glasgow in 2013

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