American Lawson Craddock (Hot Tubes) earned the silver medal in the time trial at the UCI Junior Road World Championships in Moscow, Russia on Friday.
Craddock recorded a time of 32:54.45 on the 25.8-kilometer course, narrowly missing the world title. The Texan finished only 2.2 seconds behind Australia’s Luke Durbrige who scored a time of 32:52:23. Lasse Norman Hansen of Denmark earned the bronze at 33:03.01.
The only other American contesting the event, Nathan Brown (Covington, Tenn./Hot Tubes) was 34th at 34:42.62.
In the women’s 12.9-kilometer event, Cana Solovey of the Ukraine ran away with the world title with a time of 17:39.43, more than 40 seconds faster than her closest competitor. Coryn Riveria (Proman Hit Squad) posted the top American time of 19:06.10 to earn 16th place among 35 riders. Jessica Prinner (ABD) placed 21st with a time of 19:10.76.
The UCI Junior Road World Championships will continue on Aug. 9 with both the men’s and women’s road race events. Riveria and Prinner will join forces with Kendall Ryan (NOW-MS Society) in the women’s road race.
Ranked second internationally as a country, the junior men’s road squad is expected to make some waves as Jacob Rathe (CMG Racing), Gavin Mannion (Hot Tubes), Ian Boswell (Hot Tubes) and Ryan Eastman (All Sport-Team Swift) will join Craddock and Brown for the men’s road event.
UCI Junior Road World Championships
August 7, 2009
Women’s time trial
1. Cana Solovey (UKR) 12.9km in 17:39.43
2. Pauline Ferrand Prevot (FRA) 18:20.57
3. Elizaveta Oshurkova (UKR) 18:28.46
16. Coryn Riveria (Tustin, Calif./Proman Hit Squad) 19:06.10
21. Jessican Prinner (South Elgin, Ill./ABD Cycling Team) 19:10.76
Men’s Time Trial
1. Luke Drubridge (AUS) 25.8km in 32:52.23
2. Lawson Craddock (Houston, Texas/Hot Tubes) 32:54.45
3. Lasse Norman Hansen (DEN) 33:03.01
34. Nathan Brown (Covington, Tenn./Hot Tubes) 34:42.62