American Taylor Phinney has set a new world junior record in the 3,000-metre individual pursuit event with a time of 3:16.65. The 17 year-old set the record at Monday's Olympic trials at the ADT Event Center in Carson, California. The record set by Phinney, nominated to the United States Olympic Team which will announce its members on July 1, is the first world record set on the velodrome inside the ADT Event Center.
"Achieving this mark was one of my goals when I started my Olympic training this year," said Phinney. "As our team prepares for Beijing, I couldn't be more proud to set this record and am excited to represent the United States in the Olympics."
The new world record by the Boulder, Colorado, rider eclipses the old mark of 3:17.775 achieved by Michael Ford (Australia) in 2004.