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Amber Neben wins Kuna time trial in Exergy Tour, takes overall lead

On the podium for Saturday's time trial in the Exergy Tour, Amber Neben, 1st; Evelyn Stevens, left, second; and Clara Hughes, right, third. (PhotoSport International/Exergy Tour / John PIerce)
On the podium for Saturday's time trial in the Exergy Tour, Amber Neben, 1st; Evelyn Stevens, left, second; and Clara Hughes, right, third. (PhotoSport International/Exergy Tour / John PIerce)

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: KUNA, Idaho (AP) ― Amber Neben won the 10.4-mile time trial second stage of the Exergy Tour on Saturday in the southwestern Idaho town of Kuna and moved into the overall race lead. With the win Neben also made a statement on why she should get one of two spots to represent the United States at the London Olympics in the time trial this summer. Neben finished with a time of 21 minutes, 37 seconds, some 15 seconds ahead of one of her chief rivals for an Olympic berth, Evelyn Stevens. The third racer in the mix, Boise-based Kristin Armstrong and the 2008 gold medalist in the event, sat out the race after breaking her collarbone in a crash in Thursday evening's prologue. Canadian Clara Hughes placed third Saturday with a time of 21:57.




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