The UCI Road World Championships continued on Wednesday with the elite men’s time trial where first year pros Taylor Phinney (BMC Racing) and Andrew Talansky (Garmin-Cervelo) posted the 15th and 16th fastest times for the U.S. squad.
The time trial was dominated by Tony Martin, of Germany, 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, of Great Britain, and Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland.
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.
Action will resume in Denmark on Friday as the road race portion of the competition gets underway with the men’s and women’s junior road races. The U.S. team has added John Murphy (BMC Racing) to its roster for Sunday’s elite men’s road race and Amanda Miller (HTC-Highroad) for Saturday’s elite women’s event.
Elite Men Time Trial
1. Tony Martin (Germany) 0:53:43.85
2. Bradley Wiggins (Great Britain) +01:15.83
3. Fabian Cancellara (Switzerland) +01:20.59
15. Taylor Phinney (United States of America) +03:52.58
16. Andrew Talansky (United States of America) +03:57.89