Ignatiev wins men's under-21 cycling time trial

MADRID -- Russia's Mikhail Ignatiev continued his impressive progress through the junior ranks by winning the men's under-23 time trial at the world championships in Madrid on Wednesday.

Ignatiev, who won the world junior time trial events in 2002
and 2003, blasted his way round the 37.9-kilometer course in the Casa de Campo on the outskirts of the city in a time of 47 minutes 24.28 seconds.

European under-23 time trial champion Dymtro Grabovskiy
looked as though he might overhaul Ignatiev after trailing him
by just four seconds at the halfway point of a tricky technical

But the Ukrainian rider faded on the latter stages of the
second lap and had to settle for silver some 34 seconds slower
than Ignatiev.

Peter Latham of New Zealand claimed the bronze medal, and
Denmark's Martin Mortensen finished fourth.