Jonathan Brown solo's to incredible win at the 2018 U.S. Pro Road Championships
Johnny "Knoxville" Brown (Hagens Berman Axeon) won the 2018 US Pro Road Championships in Knoxville, Tennessee
The home-town favourite, just 21 year's old, soloed to victory while his brother Nathan Brown (EF Education First-Drapac) hugged him at the finish line. Robin Carpenter (Rally pro cycling) who attacked the reminants of the breakaway was seconds with Jacob Rathe (Jelly Belly) coming third.
Johnny said afterwards "It's been a lot of work to get to this point after two really bad years, go Knoxville!"
2018 USA Men's Pro Road national Championships Top 10
1 Jonathan Brown (USA) Hagens Berman Axeon 4:41:11
2 Robin Carpenter (USA) Rally Cycling 0:00:45
3 Jacob Rathe (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 0:01:17
Coryn Rivera wins womens U.S. National Road Race Title
Coryn Rivera has won the U.S. National Road race, Sunweb's 25-year-old sprinter defeated Megan Guarnier (Boels-Dolmans) inthe final sprint. while Emma White from Rally finished third
With the help of teammate Ruth Winder, Coryn sprinted to victory up the last climb from a small group of just 12 riders in the finale.
It is the first national title for Rivera having finished second last year. Earlier this season she won two stages at Thuringia Rundfahrt, and a stage and the final classification in the OVO Energy Women's Tour in the United Kingdom.
Rivera said: "This was a race of attrition and patience and the win means the world to me. I had a team mate here which made the biggest difference. At the end of the day this is a team sport and I couldn't have done this on my own. I'm absolutely ecstatic; it's been a long time coming and I'm really happy to take the win now. After all of the hard work that me and Ruth put in through the race it's great that I could finish it off."
Other national champions in today's women's race were Annelies Dom (Lotto Soudal, in Belgium), Malgorzata Jasinska (Movistar, in Poland), Polona Batagel (BTC City Ljubljana, in Slovenia) and Marta Cavalli (Valcar BPM, in Italy).
2018 Women's US Pro Road Race Top 10
1 Coryn Rivera Team Sunweb 3:17:30
2 Megan Guarnier Boels - Dolmans Cycling Teamsy
3 Emma White Rally Cycling Women +0:01
4 Alexis Ryan Canyon SRAM Racing +0:03
5 Lily Williams Hagens Berman / Supermint Pro Cycling Team +0:04
6 Tayler Wiles Trek - Drops +0:05
7 Leah Thomas UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Women’s Team st
8 Leigh Ann Ganzar +0:06
9 Amber Neben +0:13
10 Ruth Winder Team Sunweb +0:18