In the closing metres Brent Bookwalter (Team BikeExchange) held on for silver and Kyle Murphy (Rally Cycling) claimed bronze. Thursday’s time trial champion Lawson Craddock (EF Education-Nippo) finished ninth in an elite group of breakaway riders.
In the final kilometre, five riders surged ahead with big efforts and multiple attacks. Rosskopf gave it everything on the final downtown turns to go free on Clinch Avenue, not seeing anyone close behind him. He finished in 4:20:44, with the riders behind crossing the line 17 seconds later.
Rosskopf, a two-time US Pro time trial national champion who won both times in Knoxville in 2017 and 2018, was fourth on Thursday in the time trial.
Rally Cycling had strength in numbers with three riders in the final breakaway that formed with three of the 15 laps to go in the 190.9km road race.
More to come…
|#||Rider Name (Country) Team||Result|
|1||Joey Rosskopf (USA) Rally Cycling||4:20:44|
|2||Brent Bookwalter (USA) Team BikeExchange|
|3||Kyle Murphy (USA) Rally Cycling|
|5||Lawson Craddock (USA) EF Education-Nippo|
|6||Chad Haga (USA) Team DSM|
|7||Gavin Mannion (USA) Rally Cycling|
|8||Samuel Boardman (USA) L39ion of Los Angeles|
|9||Gage Hecht (USA) Aevolo|
|10||Scott McGill USA Aevolo|