Chloe Dygert-Owen Becomes Youngest World Time Trial Champion
Winning by a record margin
22-year-old American Chloe Dygert Owen became the youngest world time trial champion in Yorkshire, 1:32 over second place Anna van der Breggen, a record margin. Dygert-Owen dominated the flooded 18-mile long course in 42:11 averaging just under 27mph. The 1:32 lead is the biggest winning margin for a woman or man since the time
trial was added to the world championships in 1994. .
Defending champion, Annemiek van Vleuten finished third 1:54 back.
“It’s always special to wear the stripes,” said Dygert, who joked she is no stranger to such conditions as a resident of America’s Pacific northwest.
“This is everybody’s goal and I’m super thankful to everyone who believed in me on my very bad days to get me to this spot.”
Dygert-Owen crashed in 2018 ending her season, but has been on-form in recent months sweeping the 4-stage Colorado Pro Classic in August. She adds to an already impressive palmares of an Olympic Silver medal in the team pursuit and 7 world championships on the road and track.
Dygert-Owen normally rides for Sho-Air Twenty20.