Neben wins US Road Race and Time Trial
42-year-old reigning two-time UCI women’s time trial world champion wins her second ‘Stars and Stripes’ jersey in Knoxville, Tennessee
Amber Neben from Team VéloCONCEPT Women) added the road race to her win in the Time Trial on Saturday.
Neben soloed ahead of ahead of Coryn Rivera (Sunweb) and Ruth Winder (UnitedHealthcare).
“The break had been away and it was really quiet in the back and I thought ‘I didn’t know if anyone was going to chase this back’ and then it started,” said Neben “Then we caught the majority of the break except for the one rider, and as soon as it sat up, I knew for me I wasn’t going to be able to stay with those girls if they attacked on that short little climb, so I had to go early and I just went for it.”
Neben held off her breakaway companions; Jennifer Tetrick (TIBCO-SVB), Abigail Mickey (Colavita/Bianchi), Monica Volk (Rally Cycling Women) Janelle Cole (UnitedHealthcare) and Holly Breck (Sho-Air TWENTY20) and Monica Volk (Rally Cycling Women)
When asked where the weekend’s results rank on her illustrious palmarés, Neben said it is certainly near the top.
Link to full results: http://livelynxresults.com/viewrace.php?eventid=3596
“Probably one of the highlights,” she said. “Winning worlds, you can’t top that, but winning back-to-back national championships is really totally unexpected and I am beyond words right now.”