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Record-Setting Ride Through Rain at Yorkshire

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Zipp Athletes Go 1-2 in Elite Women, U23 TT; Dygert's Margin of Victory a Record

Chloé Dygert left no doubt who was the fastest on a tricky wet course in the Elite Women’s Individual Time Trial on Tuesday at the UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire. The American, who rides for Sho-Air Twenty20, finished 1:33 ahead of fellow Zipp athlete Anna van der Breggen of the Netherlands (Boels-Dolmans Cycling Team).

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Dygert’s margin of victory set a record for the UCI ITT, eclipsing Fabian Cancellara’s previous mark of 1:27 (also set on Zipp wheels), according to CyclingNews. She rode a Super-9 rear disc paired with an 808 Firecrest front with a Zipp Vuka Aero cockpit and SRAM RED eTap. Dygert caught and passed eight riders over the 32.5km course running from Ripon to Harrogate. Dygert, 22, grew up in the Indianapolis area just a short distance from the Zipp factory where her winning wheels were made. She has been mentored by three-time TT Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong.

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Earlier in the day Denmark’s Mikkel Bjerg won his third straight U23 men’s time trial title in Harrogate on a course made treacherous with heavy rain and, in places, standing water. Bjerg, who rides for Hagens Berman Axeon, rode an 858 NSW front paired with a Super-9 disc on SRAM RED eTap AXS. American Ian Garrison, also of Hagens Berman Axeon, was second 26 seconds back.

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