Olympic triathlete Taylor Knibb wins US cycling time trial to earn spot in Paris in a second sport

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Olympic triathlete Taylor Knibb won the women’s time trial at the U.S. road cycling championships Wednesday, securing her spot on the American team and presenting her with a chance to compete in two different sports at the Paris Games.

Knibb ripped over the flat, out-and-back course around Charleston, West Virginia, in 45 minutes, 54 seconds, beating pre-race favorite Kristen Faulkner by 11 seconds. Three-time Olympian Amber Neben was 49 seconds back in third place.

Knibb will contest the time trial and road race in Paris along with Chloe Dygert, who will be heavily favored to win the gold medal in the race against the clock. Dygert did not compete at nationals Wednesday because she had already qualified for the Paris Olympics after winning the time trial at last year’s world championships.

Knibb also had previously qualified for Paris, albeit in triathlon, where the 26-year-old from Washington, D.C., finished ...

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