Thomas Zirbel wins men's cycling time trials national championship in Chattanooga

Thomas Zirbel wins men's cycling time trials national championship in Chattanooga

May 25th, 2013 by Jim Tanner in Local Regional News

Thomas Zirbel rode a spectacular time trial on Saturday a the USA Cycling Professional Time Trial Championship, winning the national title with a time of 38:16 over the 19-mile course at the Chattanooga Volkswagen plant.

Zirbel, who races for the Optium presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies team, finished 17 seconds ahead of second-place finisher Brent Bookwalter of BMC Racing, while Bontrager's Nathan Brown was third, 41 seconds behind the winner.