Laura Brown (Colavita) and Serghei Tvetcov (Jelly Belly-Maxxis) took stage 3 time trial wins at the Silver City Tour of the Gila Friday in Tyrone, New Mexico.
Brown logged a time of 39:25 in the 16.15-mile individual time trial. Lauren Stephens (Tibco-To the Top) was second, at four seconds, and overall leader Mara Abbott (UnitedHealthcare) was third, at nine seconds. Abbott defended the leader’s jersey she earned with her victory in stage 1.
Tvetcov blazed the course in 34:02, distancing U.S. champion Tom Zirbel (Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies) by 19 seconds. Joey Rosskopf (Hincapie Sportswear Development) was third, at 1:10.
Carter Jones (Optum) finished fourth, at 1:10, and inherited the overall lead from Daniel Jaramillo (Jamis-Hagens Berman), who lost 1:59 to Tvetcov.
The Tour of the Gila continues Saturday with the stage 4 Downtown Silver City Criterium. Women will race 27 miles and men will race 43.2 miles.