Phinney and Talansky are 15th and 16th in worlds time trial
The time trial was dominated by German rider Tony Martin, who clocked a time of 0:53:43.85 over the 46.4 kilometers to win his very first rainbow jersey. Grabbing the silver and bronze medals were Bradley Wiggins (GBR) and Fabian Cancellara (SUI).
Phinney, who won the U23 men’s time trial at last year’s world championships, completed the time test three minutes and 52 seconds off of Martin’s winning pace while Talansky finished three minutes and 57 seconds behind the gold medal. Talansky, whose start time was among the opening third, spent some time in the hot seat with the third best time as he crossed the line.
Action will resume in Denmark on Friday as the road race portion of the competition gets underway with the junior women's and U23 road races.
The U.S. team has added John Murphy (Athens, Ga./BMC Racing) to its roster for Sunday’s elite men’s road race and Amanda Miller (Fort Collins, Colo./HTC-Highroad) for Saturday’s elite women’s event.
Stay tuned to www.usacycling.org for complete reports from each day of racing. For more information, including schedules and start lists, please visit the event’s official website.
View photos of the day’s racing in USA Cycling’s photo gallery.
Watch the action on Universal Sports both on television and online: Wednesday, September 21st 8 – 10 p.m. – Time Trial: Men’s Elite (SDD); Saturday, September 24th 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. – Road Race: Men’s Under 23 (one-day delay) & Women’s Elite (LIVE) and Sunday, September 25th 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. – Road Race: Men’s Elite (LIVE).
2011 UCI Road World Championships
September 19–25, 2011
Elite Men’s Time Trial
1. Tony Martin (GER) 53:43.85
2. Bradley Wiggins (GBR) +1:15.83
3. Fabian Cancellara (SUI) +1:20.59
15. Taylor Phinney (Boulder, Colo./BMC Racing) +3:52.58
16. Andrew Talansky (Napa, Calif./Garmin-Cervelo) +3:57.89
Related ArticlesThe UCI Road World Championships continued on Wednesday with the elite men’s time trial where first year pros Taylor Phinney (Boulder, Colo./BMC Racing) and Andrew Talansky (Napa, Calif./Garmin-Cervelo) posted the 15th and 16th fastest times for the U.S. squad.
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