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Ignatiev Wins Under-23 World Time Trial Championship

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09/24/2005| 0 comments
by Gerald Churchill

Ignatiev Wins Under-23 World Time Trial Championship

Mikhail Ignatiev (Russia) has won his third Under-23 World Time Trial Championship.

Mikhail Ignatiev (Russia) has won his third Under-23 World Time Trial Championship. Ignatiev dominated the 37.9-km time trial, leading at every checkpoint en route to victory in 47:24. Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukraine) took the silver at 0:34, and Peter Latham (New Zealand) snared bronze at 0:37.

Ignacio Sarabia Diaz (Mexico) set the early standard. Diaz, who rode in the first wave, posted a 49:40, but the second wave of riders swamped this time. Ignatiev posted his winning time, and Latham was on target for silver for some time. At various times, Bart Vanheule (Belgium), Andrei Kunitski (Belarus), Simon Spilak (Slovenia), and Martin Mortensen (Denmark) occupied third place.

Grabovskyy, the last rider, ended the suspense. The Ukrainian, who rode in the last wave, rode second to Ignatiev at every checkpoint to take the silver medal. The podium was set.

Stay tuned for the rest of the World Championships on Roadcycling.com!  

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