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Tanner Putt repeats as U23 national road champion

  • By Spencer Powlison
  • Published Jul. 4, 2014
  • Updated Jul. 4, 2014 at 6:21 PM EST
Tanner Putt won his second U23 national championship title in the road race, July 3 in Madison, Wis. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com (file)

Bissell Development Cycling’s Tanner Putt won his second U23 national championship title in the road race, July 3 in Madison, Wis.

The 22-year-old Utah resident waited out an early-race breakaway to win. Three riders — Daniel Eaton (Canyon Bicycles-Shimano), Geoffrey Curran (Bissell Development Cycling), and Justin Oien (California Giant Cycling) — gained as much as five minutes on the field before being reeled back by the field with 3km remaining in the 140km race. Putt then out-kicked Keegan Swirbul (Carbondale, Colo./Bissell Development Cycling) and T.J. Eisenhart (Lehi, Utah/BMC Development Team) on the final climb to win his second title.

Putt has honed his form this season in the Amgen Tour of California, USA Cycling’s professional road national championships, and the U23 edition of Paris-Roubaix.

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Spencer Powlison

Spencer Powlison

When it comes to bike racing, Spencer is a jack-of-all-trades. He loves pinning on a number, whether it’s in a local criterium, a mountain bike enduro, a cyclocross national championship, or a gran fondo. Name any cycling discipline, and more likely than not, Spencer has ridden or raced it. He has been lucky enough to work in the bike industry for the majority of his adult life, from his time turning wrenches in a Vermont bike shop to his five-year tenure at the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA).

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