Helen Wyman (Xypex-Verge Sport) will be back in the red, white and blue stripes of British cyclo-cross champion after outgunning Nikki Brammeier (MUDIIITA Canyon) to claim her tenth national title at Hetton Lyons Country Park.
Wyman powered away from World Cup rival Brammeier – the back-to-back defending champion – in the final stages after a race-long battle between the two.
Wyman's accelerations, both on the bike and on foot, helped open up a gap and the 36-year-old resisted a late comeback to surge away again and claim victory by 13 seconds.
For the second year running, Bethany Crumpton finished third while, earlier in the day, rising star Evie Richards - already a World Cup round winner at senior level - claimed her third under-23 title.
In the under-23 men’s race, Tom Pidcock (Telenet Fidea Lions) added to his rising stock with another national title - his first at under-23 level - after a great display of bike handling.
Pidcock - the world junior cyclo-cross champion, world junior time trial champion and national criterium champion - opened up a gap at the end of the first lap thanks to bunny-hopping over the hurdles and his lead only increased from there on.
Ben Turner and Dan Tulett finished second and third respectively – the opposite way around to how they finished on the world junior podium behind Pidcock last year.
Finally, Grant Ferguson (CST-American Eagle) - who rode the cross country MTB event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games - won his first senior men’s national ‘cross title to deny Ian Field (Hargroves-Ridley-Montezuma) a sixth victory.
Ferguson - under-23 national champion three years in a row between 2013 and 2015, and already a national champion on the mountain bike - attacked Field with two laps to go to claim victory; 2016 winner Liam Killeen (Malvern Cycle Sport) finished third.
Re-live the action through this photo gallery from SWPix.com.