At the 2010 Pan American Road and Track Championships during the weekend in Aguas Calientes, Mexico, the Americans won three gold medals. In addition, at the U23 men’s time trial and road race was won by Ben King (Trek-Livestrong), at the elite women’s road race, it was Shelley Evans (Peanut Butter & Co. Twenty 12) who took the race.
Winning the silver was former world champion Amber Neben (USA) in the Women’s 20 km race. She was three seconds behind the winning leader clocking at 29:28 set by Ana Paola Madrinan of Colombia. 53 seconds later came Evans in third place.
At the U23 men’s category, Ben King jumped off a great weekend to the top of the podium with a time-trial of 55:14 placing him ninth in the elite men’s race, tailed by Ramiro Cabrera of Uraguay and followed by Ramon Carretero of Panama.
King, once again was successful in winning the 171.6 km U23 and elite men’s road race last Sunday. He bagged the gold medal more than 6 minutes lead over the silver and bronze winners Jonathan Monsalve of Venezuela and Cabrera respectively.
Shelley Evans of USA took the pace over the 93 km right from the start to finish and stayed away for several laps. She overtook the silver and bronze medalists Joelle Numanville of Canada and Dalila Rodriguez of Cuba, respectively by a number of bike lengths straight to the tape.
On Tuesday, The Pan American Road and Track Championships kicks off the track racing portion of the event.
Elite Women’s Individual Time Trial
1. Ana Paola Madrinan (COL)
2. Amber Neben (Irvine, Calif.)
3. Shelley Evans (Peanut Butter & Co. Twenty12)
U23 Men’s Individual Time Trial
1. Benjamin King (Trek-Livestrong)
2. Ramiro Cabrera (URU)
3. Ramon Carretero (PAN)
Elite Women’s Road Race
1. Shelley Evans (Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY 12)
2. Joelle Numanville (CAN)
3. Dalila Rodriguez (CUB)
U23 Men’s Road Race
1. Benjamin King (North Garden, Va./Trek-Livestrong)
2. Jonathan Monsalve (VEN)
3. Ramiro Cabrera (URU)