Carmen Small won a national championship on Saturday by the smallest of margins, edging Kristin McGrath by a single second to win the USA Cycling Professional Women's Time Trial competition Saturday at the Chattanooga Volkswagen Plant.
Small, who rides for the Specialized-luluemon team finished with a time of 42 minutes and 37 seconds, knocking Exergy TWENTY16 rider McGrath to second place just moments after McGrath had posted the best time over the 19-mile course.
Alison Powers finished third, 12 seconds off Small's winning time.
Jim Tanner has worked as assistant sports editor at the Times Free Press since late 2006. He started at the Times Free Press in 2001 and worked as a news copy/design editor from 2001 through 2006. In addition to working as a night and weekend editor producing local and national sports coverage for print and online readers, Jim occasionally writes local sports and outdoors stories. Jim grew up in Ringgold, Ga., and is a graduate ...