Helen Wyman (Kona Factory), with seven consecutive national titles between 2006 and 2012, knows what it takes to win the prestigious blue and red striped jersey.
And after seeing Nikki Harris (Young Telenet-Fidea) dethrone her last year, there was seemingly nothing that could stop the 32-year-old regaining her title in Derby this year.
On a muddy circuit at Moorways Stadium, Wyman soloed to a dominant victory, but male counterpart Ian Field (Hargroves Cycles) faced a much closer battle for his third consecutive title.
Photographer Balint Hamvas was on hand to record the action in Derby. Check out his stunning images below.