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Arndt wins women's time trial world title

Updated: September 20, 2011, 11:16

New world champion Mads Wurtz Schmidt of Denmark strains as he crosses the finish line to win the junior men's time trial over 27.8 kilometers (17.3 miles) with start  and finish in Copenhagen, Denmark, Tuesday Sept. 20, 2011. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) Judith Arndt of Germany has won the women's time trial at the road cycling world championship ahead of New Zealand's Linda Villumsen and defending champion Emma Pooley of Britain.

Arndt completed the rainy 17.2-mile circuit through central Copenhagen on Tuesday in 37 minutes, 7 seconds, beating Villumsen by 21 seconds.

In the junior men's time trial, Mads Wurtz Schmidt won a gold medal for Denmark by finishing in 35:07.68 to beat James Oram of New Zealand. David Edwards of Australia was third.

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