Duggan is surprise winner of US road race title



GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Tim Duggan held off a chasing group of about a dozen riders Monday to win the USA Cycling Professional Road Race Championship.

Duggan broke away about 15 miles from the finish to win the four-lap, 112-mile race in a time of 4:17:40, earning him a year of wearing the stars and stripes jersey of the U.S. road race champion.

Frank Pipp won the sprint for second, while Kiel Reijnen finished third on the course that started in downtown Greenville before climbing Paris Mountain on the outskirts of the city.

The 29-year-old Duggan has been a support rider for most of his career and continues a trend of surprise winners for the U.S. title.

Time trial title winner David Zabriskie finished 14th, while hometown favorite George Hincapie was 16th.