Farina, Starnes 4th and 5th in time trial at Pan Am Games


Cycling competition continued at the Pan American Games on Sunday as U.S. cyclist Robin Farina (Hendersonville, Tenn.) missed the podium in the women’s time trial by just 1.23 seconds. She crossed the line in 28:25.23 for fourth place.
“Today’s ride felt good, but, of course, being just one second off the podium is always disappointing,” said Farina who is the 2011 elite road race national champion. “I do think this race is a positive indication for success in the upcoming road race.”
The other U.S. cyclist in the race, Alison Tetrick Starnes (Redding, Calif.), finished fifth with a time of 28:26.47.
Winning the event in a blistering 28:04.82 was Maria Calle (Colombia) who was followed by Evelyn Garcia (El Salvador), 28:13.76, and Laura Brown (Canada), 28.24.00, in second and third, respectively.
Farina will represent Team USA in the road race, Oct. 23 in Guadalajara.
For complete results from today’s time trial, click here.

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