Day 1 results of 2008 USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships

Posted on 02. Oct, 2008 by in race

Three national champions were crowned on the first day of competition of the 2008 USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships.

Following a meteoric rise in the individual pursuit event since last year’s championships, 18-year-old Taylor Phinney scored an elite title in the men’s kilometer time trial. Phinney clocked a winning time of 1 minute, 3.208 seconds to best silver medalist Jimmy Watkins (Momentum Cycling) by more than two seconds, while Stephen Hill (East Point Track Club) finished third.

In the U23 classification of the kilometer time trial, sixth-place overall finisher David Espinoza (Herbalife) was awarded the national title with a mark of 1:07.370. Although only 18, Phinney was ineligible for a U23 championship since he is still considered a Junior.

Michael Blatchford (Cody Racing) clocked a time of 18.388 seconds to win the standing 250-meter time trial over Lanell Rockmore (Gotham Cycling) and Jimmy Watkins.

Women’s Mass Start and Women’s Team Pursuit test events were also held on Wednesday.

Complete results here
Mitch Clinton photos

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