23 Sep 2015

Bewley 4th at world road champs

3:42 pm on 23 September 2015

New Zealand cyclist Sam Bewley has fallen 23 seconds short of a bronze medal at the world road championships in Virginia.

Sam Bewley riding for New Zealand in 2010.

Sam Bewley riding for New Zealand in 2010. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Bewley's Australian team Orica-Greenedge was fourth in the men's professional time trial, 53 seconds behind the American winners BMC Racing over the 38-kilometre course.

Greg Henderson was the next best-placed New Zealander as his Lotto-Soudal team finished seventh.

BMC Racing retained their title by 11 seconds from Belgian team Etixx-Quick Step.

Spanish outfit Movistar took the bronze.

The women's team time trial event was won by the Velocio-SRAM team.

- Reuters