Spain's Somarriba Arrola Speeds to Time Trial Gold.
Last year's world champion takes 3rd.
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?I worked hard at all aspects of riding, not just climbing, in my training,? she said at a news conference after taking the gold medal and the rainbow jersey. ?I wanted to go all out, give 100 per cent. In the last part of the course I suffered, but I?m glad I persevered because this is the best day of my life.? <?xml:namespace prefix = o /?>
Somarriba?s time was 28:23.2 over one lap of the 20.8 km long time trial course, for an average speed of 43.969 km per hour. This was nearly 11 seconds better than
In the Men?s Junior Time trial over the same course,
Zabirova, winner of the event in
Arndt?s second-place finish continued
In an interesting comment on the course that may have implications for the road races, Ignatiev said he expected to find the second climb, up the Claremont Access, more difficult than the first, which rises from
Race conditions were one again ideal Wednesday as the temperature rose to the mid-20?s C. The sky was cloudless. Racers who had been donning leggings at the beginning of the week discarded them for their usual shorts.
Tomorrow, the Elite Men will take to the road for their time trial over two laps of the long time trial course (41.6 km). David Millar of
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