Neben wins Pan Am gold in the time trial in Argentina

  
  



Amber Neben (Irvine, Calif./Specialized-lululemon) claimed the gold medal in the women’s time trial today at the Pan American Road and Track Championships Mar Del Plata, Argentina.
 
Neben posted the winning time of 26:60.096 over the out-and-back course, beating out silver medalist Rhae Shaw of Canada who posted a time of 27:47.068. Collecting the bronze medal was Brazilian rider Clemilda Silva with a time of 27:67.000.



Adding to the U.S. medal count, Nate Brown (Covington, Tenn./Trek-Livestrong) and Lawson Craddock (Houston, Texas/Trek-Livestrong)were second and third in the U23 men's time trial contest, also on Friday.
 
Competition in Argentina will close out on Sunday with the road races where Neben will lead a U.S. women’s squad that also includes  Coryn Rivera (Tustin, Calif./Exergy TWENTY 12), Shelley Olds (Gilroy, Calif./AA Drink), and Beth Newell (Oakland, Calif./Now Cycling – NOW and Novartis for MS).
 
Nate Brown (L) and Lawson Craddock (R) were 2nd and 3rd in the U23 men's time trial.
Nate Brown (L) and Lawson Craddock (R) were 2nd and 3rd in the U23 men's time trial.
Also on Sunday is the men’s road race where a young squad of Craddock, Brown, Ty Magner (Athens, Ga./TT1), Rob Bush (Louisville, Ky./Chipotle Development Team), and Matthew Lipscomb (Decatur, Ga./Hincapie Development Team) will toe the line for the U.S.


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