Tvetcov powers to Tour of the Gila time trial stage win

Serghei Tvetcov (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling) during stage 3 of the Tour of The Gila

Serghei Tvetcov ( UnitedHealthcare ) won the day at the Tour of Gila time trial on Friday, but Rally Cycling’s Rob Britton came away with the red leader’s jersey after finishing fourth on the stage. Heavy winds buffeted the 26km out-and-back course, slowing the times from previous years and providing plenty of challenge for the riders. Tvetcov, who won this stage in 2014, crossed the line on Friday in 33:30, while teammate Gavin Mannion was second at 33:55. Last year’s stage winner Evan Huffman (Rally Cycling) was third at 34:01, with Britton slotting in just behind at 34:08. For Tevtcov, who struggled on the Mogollon climb on the opening day, the stage win provided a bit of redemption. “I lost a lot of time on the first day, because that climb doesn’t really suit me,” he said. Tvetcov revealed his true form in the difficult conditions of the time trial, ...

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