Kate Rew

Hayley Simmonds leaves UnitedHealthcare after failing to find good position on time trial bike

British time trial champion Hayley Simmonds elects to leave the American UnitedHealthcare team after issues in setting up her time trial bike Hayley Simmonds When Hayley Simmonds lines up for the defence of her British time trial title 1 in Stockton next Thursday she will do so without a professional contract after leaving the UnitedHealthcare team.

The Cambridge-based rider, who recently completed a PhD at the city s University left the American team after being unable to find an efficient position on the Wilier Triestina time trial bikes used by the outfit.

Simmonds made her entry to the sport as a time triallist and the discipline remains both her strength and is very important to her.