Rob Britton takes the overall lead after impressive time trial in Tour of Utah
Aug 02 2017 09:49 pm CET

Rob Britton takes the overall lead after impressive time trial in Tour of Utah

Rob Britton of Rally Cycling is the new leader of the Tour of Utah after an impressive performance in the stage 3 time trial.

Following Tuesday's uphill finish, the riders faced more climbing on Wednesday with a 9 kilometer (5.6 mile) time trial from Big Cottonwood Canyon to Brighton with an elevation of about 450 meters (1500 feet).

Much was expected of BMC's Joey Rosskopf who did what was expected of him by completing the course in 18 minutes and 42 seconds, the best time at that point.

But Romanian Serghei Tvetcov of Jelly Belly was in even better form and beat Rosskopf's time by 13 seconds after already having been the fastest at the intermediate checkpoint.

Next in line to set the fastest time was Rally's Robert Britton. The Canadian began the time trial in seventh place in the overall classification and beat Tvetcov's time by 12 seconds to put himself in the hot seat and announce himself as a candidate for the overall victory.

The top three of the general classification had little to offer with James Piccoli setting the 21st time at 1'10", Bookwalter clocking the 11th time at 46 seconds and race leader Sepp Kuss coming in 17th at 1'03" from his Rally teammate.

As such, Britton moves into the overall lead at the expense of his teammate.
Image: Tour of Utah logo





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