Arndt Takes Victory in World Time Trial

German rider cruises to 22-second win


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Judith Arndt claimed the first senior title of this week’s UCI world championships in Denmark, winning the women’s time trial on Tuesday by 22 seconds over New Zealand’s Linda Villumsen and Great Britain’s defending champion Emma Pooley. Arndt, 35, is a former world road-race champion and has been chasing the time-trial gold for 14 years. Riding on a technical and slippery 27.8-kilometer course, Arndt was even with the leading riders at halfway but dominated the from there to the finish. Arndt’s won her first world time trial medal, a bronze, in 1997 and was second last year. “I can’t say how much it means to me to win this, but I was quite dizzy when I came over the finish line and saw my time,” she said. American time-trial champion Evelyn Stevens was 15th, and Amber Neben, who was a late addition to the U.S. team after USA Cycling reverse its decision to select Olympic champion Kristin Armstrong for the race, finished as top American in 8th. The men’s time trial is tomorrow.


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