New record for Phinney

Taylor Phinney

Taylor Phinney (Image credit: Mitch Clinton)

18 year-old captures second straight elite individual pursuit title

Taylor Phinney (Garmin-Chipotle) set a new track record in the men's 4,000-meter individual pursuit and won his third national title of the week on Friday at the 2008 USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships at the ADT Event Center velodrome.

Phinney clocked a time of four minutes, 23.514 seconds in the qualifying round to establish the new record before beating Daniel Harm (Broadmark) in the gold medal final to win his second consecutive elite title in the individual pursuit and complement his kilometer time trial and team pursuit titles from earlier in the week. Third-place finisher Julian Kyer (RMCEF Racing) took the bronze medal ahead of Daniel Lionberg (Colorado State University) and also earned the U23 national championship.

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