Canadian, Spanish Cyclists Win
TREVISO, Italy (AP) _ Spain’s Jose Ivan Gutierrez beat Australian Michael Rogers by less than two seconds to win the under-23 men’s time trial at the World Cycling Championships Monday.
Gutierrez completed the 20.62-mile route in 39 minutes, 34.96 seconds. Rogers was timed in 39:36.52. Yevgeny Petrov of Russia was third, 29.2 seconds behind Gutierrez.
Defending world champion Thor Hushovd of Norway finished sixth at 40:31.47.
Genevieve Jeanson of Canada upset defending champion Trixi Worrack to win the junior women’s time trial, the opening event of the championships.
Jeanson’s victory was the first ever for Canada in a championships road event. Jeanson, third in the world a year ago, was timed in 14:33.19 over the 6.88-mile course.
France’s Juliette Vandekerkove took the silver medal in a race for cyclists 17 or 18 years old. Vandekerkove was timed in 14:44.66. Worrack, of Germany, finished third, 23.9 seconds behind the winner.