Cycling Weekly photographer Andy Jones takes a look back through his time trial photo archive

Ten years spans the difference between some of these ‘then and now’ pictures.

There is a fresh-faced Alex Dowsett riding for Maldon in 2004, with Glendene in 2005, to being a fully fledged pro with Sky in 2012 and now Movistar.

Steve Cummings with Sports Publicity back in 2004 before his Discovery, Barloworld, Sky and now BMC days. Thrown in are pics from 2004 of TT legend and Cycling Weekly columnist Michael Hutchinson and his old nemesis Stuart Dangerfield who finally retired from the TT scene in 2009.

It’s interesting to see the change in equipment, clothing tech, physique and riding positions. Just check out the immaculate transmission on Dangerfield’s 2004 bike.


Alex Dowsett back in 2004 National 25 TT


Alex Dowsett in 2012. National TT Champ in the National 25 TT


Alex Dowsett successfully defending his National TT title in 2012

Alex Dowsett, Tour of Britain 2014, stage 8a time trial
Dowsett riding in the Tour of Britain time trial, 2014


Alex Dowsett in the 2004 National 25 TT Championship – Dorking


Dowsett National 10 TT Junior Champion 2005


National TT champion Dowsett battles to second in the 2012 National 25 TT


Steve Cummings riding the Rudy Project TT event at Bassenthwaite, Cumbria 2004


Steve Cummings leaves the start ramp at the start of the 2012 Tour de France in Liege, Belgium

Steve Cummings, Tour of Britain 2014, stage 8a time trial
Steve Cummings in the Tour of Britain 2014, stage 8a time trial


Steve Cummings riding the Rudy Project TT event at Bassenthwaite, Cumbria 2004


Steve Cummings at the National TT Championships in 2011


Michael Hutchinson at the National 25 TT 2004


Hutchinson at the National 10 TT 2012


Hutchinson at the National 25 TT 2012

Michael Hutchinson, National 10-mile time trial championships 2014
Going stealthy: Michael Hutchinson, National 10-mile time trial championships 2014


Hutchinson at the Rudy Project TT at Bassenthwaite in 2004


Hutchinson at the National 10 TT in 2004


Hutchinson at the National 10 TT in 2012. Note Osymetric chainrings


Stuart Dangerfield – National 10 TT 2004


Stuart Dangerfield’s immaculately prepared machine – National 10 TT set up


Dangerfield, National 25 TT – Dorking 2004


Dangerfield, National 25 TT Dorking 2004


Dangerfield in 2006 at the Rudy Project round at Stourport


In 2009 riding for Shorter Rochford Cycles at the National 10 TT. Note change in position on bike. Took third behind second place Andy Tennant and winner Michael Hutchinson