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Brent Bookwalter had the second fastest time when he finished. (©Casey Gibson, www.cbgphoto.com)
Brent Bookwalter had the second fastest time when he finished. (©Casey Gibson, www.cbgphoto.com)

Bookwalter Fourth At Time Trial Nationals

28. May 2011

Greenville, South Carolina

BMC Racing Team's Brent Bookwalter missed out on a podium placing by one tenth of a second Saturday at the USA Cycling Professional Time Trial National Championships. Teammate Taylor Phinney, the event's defending champion, finished seventh

Slow Second Lap

Bookwalter said he had a "bad spot" midway through the three-lap, 33-kilometer race against the clock. "It was a pacing issue," he said. "Physically I could have ridden the second lap faster. The first lap you feel fresh and attack the course and the last lap you just empty the tank. I've always had a trouble in the middle part." David Zabriskie (Garmin-Cervélo) won in a time of 40:23.5. Matthew Busche (Team RadioShack) bested Bookwalter's time of 41:22.2 by a tenth of a second to take the final podium spot.