American junior racer Lawson Craddock took the silver medal in the time trial at the UCI Junior Road World Championships in Moscow, Russia on Friday.
Coryn Riveria had the next best American finish on the day with a 16th-place result on the women’s side.
Craddock recorded a time of 32:54.45 on the 25.8-kilometer course, narrowly missing the world title. The Texan finished only 2.2 seconds behind Australia’s Luke Durbrige, who won the event with a time of 32:52:23. Lasse Norman Hansen of Denmark earned the bronze at 33:03.01.
The only other American contesting the event, Nathan Brown was 34th at 34:42.62. For complete results from the UCI Junior World Championships men’s time trial event, click here.
Women’s time trial results
In the women’s 12.9-kilometer event, Riveria posted a time of 19:06.10 to earn 16th place among 35 of the world’s best. Jessica Prinner placed 21st with a time of 19:10.76. Cana Solovey of the Ukraine ran away with the world title with a time of 17:39.43, more than 40 seconds faster than her closest competitor. For complete results from the women’s time trial event, click here.
The UCI Junior Road World Championships will continue on August 9 with both the men’s and women’s road race events. Riveria and Prinner will join forces with Kendall Ryan in the women’s road race. Ranked second internationally as a country, the junior men’s road squad is expected to make some waves as Jacob Rathe, Gavin Mannion, Ian Boswell and Ryan Eastman — who led the Trek-Livestrong U23 team camp rides in Santa Rosa earlier this year — will join Craddock and Brown for the men’s road event.