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Judith Arndt does the double at German nationals, winning time-trial and road-race titles

GRIMMA, Germany (VN) — Judith Arndt (Orica-AIS) has added two more national titles to her palmarès, winning the 2012 German time-trial and road-race championships and making the cut for her country’s Olympic road-race team. The world time-trial champ covered Friday’s 34.6km time-trial course in 44 minutes and 28 seconds, 45…

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GRIMMA, Germany (VN) — Judith Arndt (Orica-AIS) has added two more national titles to her palmarès, winning the 2012 German time-trial and road-race championships and making the cut for her country’s Olympic road-race team.

The world time-trial champ covered Friday’s 34.6km time-trial course in 44 minutes and 28 seconds, 45 seconds faster than runner-up Trixi Worrack (Specialized-Lululemon) and 52 seconds better than Worrack’s teammate Ina-Yoko Teutenberg.

In Saturday’s 116.6km road race, Arndt and teammate Claudia Häusler found themselves outnumbered 4-2 by the Specialized squad, and set about leveling the playing field.

Häusler attacked, going up the road with Worrack and Hanka Kupfernagel (Rusvelo), and the trio built a gap of nearly two minutes over the field.

A few laps later, Arndt and Charlotte Becker (Specialized) jumped out of the field, rode across to the leading three and then went straight past them.

Arndt and Becker stayed away together until the final lap. Five kilometers from the finish, Arndt attacked Becker on the final climb and soloed to the win. Becker hung on for second, with Worrack third. Haüsler went on to finish fourth.

“You never can be too confident,” said Arndt. “But I had watched Charlotte closely during the race, and I thought I had a very good chance to take the win. If I hadn’t felt that way, I would have waited for Claudia so we could work together.”

At the championships’ conclusion Arndt, Häusler, Worrack and Teutenberg were named to the German squad for the London Games road race. The time-trial starters have yet to be announced.