Taylor Phinney (TIAA-CREF-5280) demonstrated that genetics are key in the 'race of truth' when he rode to a world time trial title on Thursday at the 2007 UCI Junior Road and Track World Championships in Aguascalientes, Mexico. Phinney, the son of American legend Davis Phinney and Olympic gold medalist and four time world champion Connie Carpenter-Phinney added another rainbow jersey to the family's closet with a time of 37:28.10 on the 28-kilometer course, besting Germany's John Degenkolb by 24 seconds. Nikita Novikov of Russia was third.
Phinney's world championship was the second medal for the U.S. National Team on Thursday after Jerika Hutchinson won the bronze medal in the 14-kilometer women's race. Hutchinson finished 26 seconds off the pace of world champion Josephine Tomic of Australia and just three seconds back from silver medalist Valeriya Kononenko of the Ukraine.