BICESTER teenager Millie Couzens has won a national road race championship.

The cyclist, who attends The Bicester School, took the British Cycling junior national road race championships after finishing third in the time trial the day before.

The road race saw three and three quarter laps of the same route as the time trial, at Salisbury Plain.

Couzens, racing for PH-MAS / Paul Milnes Cycles, took the road race title, winning a bunch sprint from Emma Jeffers and Flora Perkins.

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The race was a cautious affair, with no one prepared to make a decisive breakaway.

Couzens’ teammates attacked a number of times, only to be brought back and the bunch reform, leaving the outcome to be decided in a bunch sprint on the final climb.

In the junior national time trial championships the day before, Couzens finished third behind Zoe Backstedt and teammate Madelaine Leech.

The impressive Backstedt posted the fastest time over a rolling 21.6km course, crossing the line in 32:55.3, 38 seconds ahead of Leech and 51 seconds ahead of Couzens.

Couzens, who started cycling at Bicester Millennium Cycling Club, is currently away on a Team GB training camp in Manchester.