Alison Powers of United Health Care Pro Racing put in a powerful ride Saturday afternoon to with the women's time trial at the USA Cycling Professional Championships at the Volkswagen Plant in Chattanooga.
Powers, who was the women's time trial national time trial champion in 2007, finished the 19-mile course in 42 minutes, 23 seconds, beating defending champion Carmen Small by 29 seconds.
Small's Specialized-lululemon teammate Evelyn Stevens was third with a time of 43:26.
Jim Tanner has worked as assistant sports editor at the Times Free Press since late 2006. He started at the Times Free Press in 2001 and worked as a news copy/design editor from 2001 through 2006. In addition to working as a night and weekend editor producing local and national sports coverage for print and online readers, Jim occasionally writes local sports and outdoors stories. Jim grew up in Ringgold, Ga., and is a graduate ...