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Martin edges Phinney in time trial at road worlds

Updated: September 19, 2012, 2:26 PM ET
Associated Press

VALKENBURG, Netherlands -- Tony Martin defended his time trial world title Wednesday at the Road Cycling World Championships, edging American rider Taylor Phinney into second place.

Martin completed the winding, hilly 28.4-mile course in 58 minutes, 38.76 seconds at an average speed of just under 30 mph. Phinney finished 5.37 seconds behind and Vasil Kiryienka of Belarus was third.

Phinney was agonizingly close to a medal at the London Olympics, but finished fourth in both the time ...

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