Busche, Guarnier, Talansky and Armstrong take US national cycling titles

US national road race and time trial titles were decided in Chattanooga, Tennessee over the weekend

Matthew Busche (Trek Factory Racing), Megan Guarnier (Boels Dolmans), Andrew Talansky (Cannondale-Garmin) and Kristin Armstrong (Twenty 16) all came away from the weekend with US national cycling titles.

Busche secured the men’s road race title in the USA Cycling Professional Road Championship on Monday during a torrential rainstorm in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The 30-year-old took a solo victory in the 179.3-kilometre race ahead of Cannondale-Garmin‘s Joe Dombrowski with Kiel Reijnen (UnitedHealthcare) in third.

Matt Busche wins the Men's USPRO road race championship, Chattanooga, TN

Matt Busche wins the Men’s USPRO road race championship, Chattanooga, TN

Earlier the same day, and in significantly drier conditions, Guarnier took her second US title in the 111.6-kilometre women’s race ahead of Coryn Rivera (UnitedHealthcare) and Tayler Wiles (Velocio-SRAM).

It was a one-two for Cannondale-Garmin in the men’s time trial, run on Saturday. Talansky earned his first TT title in a convincing win ahead of trade team-mate Ben King. David Williams (Jamis Hagens Berman) rounded out the podium in third spot after the 30.9-kilometre test against the clock.

Armstrong clinched her fourth women’s US TT title over the same 30.9-kilometre course on Saturday morning, coming in 12 seconds ahead of Twenty 16 team-mate Carmen Small, with Amber Neben (Visit Dallas) in third at 18 seconds.