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Rosskopf wins men’s U.S. time trial title

Joey Rosskopf beat BMC Racing teammate Brent Bookwalter to win the USA Cycling men's individual time trial championship on Saturday.

Joey Rosskopf beat fellow American and BMC Racing teammate Brent Bookwalter by nearly a minute (0:57) to capture one of the biggest wins of his career along with the USA Cycling men’s individual time trial championship on Saturday.

The 27-year-old, who won a stage and the overall title at Tour du Limousin (UCI 2.1) last year, blistered the field over the 30.7-kilometer course (19.2 miles/4 laps) in Knoxville, Tennessee.

“It’s the most satisfying win for me,” said Rosskopf. “I’ve never been this close to a national championship before, never been able to put together a good ride. Yeah, I’m super excited, a little unexpected.”

Bookwalter’s result is two spots better than his fourth-place finish in last year’s race, while 21-year-old Neilson Powless (Axeon Hagens Berman) finished 17 seconds behind Bookwalter for third.

“I’m probably the least surprised today at his performance. He may be one of the most under-rated riders on the team,” said Bookwalter, who is in his 11th year with BMC Racing Team.

On Sunday, the road races will begin for the women at 9 a.m., followed by the men’s road race at 1:15 p.m. This 12.7km (7.9-mile) circuit will be covered eight times by the women for a total of 101km (63 miles) and 14 times by the men for a total of 175.4km (109 miles).

Results

  • 1. Joseph ROSSKOPF, BMC RACING TEAM, in 36:25
  • 2. Brent BOOKWALTER, BMC RACING TEAM, at :57
  • 3. Neilson POWLESS, AXEON HAGENS BERMAN, at 1:14
  • 4. William BARTA, AXEON HAGENS BERMAN, at 1:31
  • 5. Lawrence WARBASSE, AQUA BLUE SPORT, at 1:44
  • 6. Kyle MURPHY, CYLANCE CYCLING, at 1:47
  • 7. Alexey VERMEULEN, TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO, at 2:07
  • 8. Cameron PIPER, TEAM ILLUMINATE, at 2:16
  • 9. Geoffrey CURRAN, AXEON HAGENS BERMAN, at 2:17
  • 10. Christopher BLEVINS, AXEON HAGENS BERMAN, at 2:33
  • 11. Daniel EATON, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAM, at 2:39
  • 12. Ezekiel MOSTOV, AEVOLO, at 2:39
  • 13. Taylor EISENHART, HOLOWESKO / CITADEL RACING P/B HINCAPIE SPORTSWEAR, at 2:40
  • 14. Brendan RHIM, HOLOWESKO / CITADEL RACING P/B HINCAPIE SPORTSWEAR, at 2:40
  • 15. Evan HUFFMAN, RALLY CYCLING, at 2:45
  • 16. Cory LOCKWOOD, ELEVATE – KHS PRO CYCLING, at 2:46
  • 17. Ian GARRISON, AXEON HAGENS BERMAN, at 3:00
  • 18. Gage HECHT, AEVOLO, at 3:02
  • 19. Stephen BASSETT, SILBER PRO CYCLING, at 3:06
  • 20. Gregory DANIEL, TREK – SEGAFREDO, at 3:06
  • 21. Gavin MANION, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAM, at 3:09
  • 22. Brandon MCNULTY, RALLY CYCLING, at 3:16
  • 23. Mac BRENNAN, HOLOWESKO / CITADEL RACING P/B HINCAPIE SPORTSWEAR, at 3:21
  • 24. Jonathan BROWN, AXEON HAGENS BERMAN, at 3:23
  • 25. George SIMPSON, at 3:24
  • 26. Ben WOLFE, JELLY BELLY P/B MAXXIS, at 3:27
  • 27. Micah ENGLE, at 3:29
  • 28. Edward ANDERSON, AXEON HAGENS BERMAN, at 3:34
  • 29. Grant KOONTZ, at 3:58
  • 30. Connor BROWN, ELEVATE – KHS PRO CYCLING, at 4:06
  • 31. Alex HOEHN, ELEVATE – KHS PRO CYCLING, at 4:23
  • 32. Samuel Hunter SNIPE GROVE, CYLANCE CYCLING, at 4:27
  • 33. Bryan LEWIS, CYLANCE CYCLING, at 4:34
  • 34. Matt ZIMMER, at 5:05
  • 35. Noah GRANIGAN, CCB VELOTOOLER, at 5:43
  • 36. Evan BYBEE, at 6:35