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Garfoot takes bronze in world time trials

AAP logoAAP 11/10/2016

Australia's Katrin Garfoot has claimed bronze in the women's time trial against a strong field at the UCI Road World Championships in Doha.

The Rio Olympian finished the 28.9km trial in 36:45.36, around eight seconds behind victorious American Amber Neben.

Holland's Ellen van Dijk was six seconds back in second.

Garfoot, who finished ninth at the road time trial at the Rio Olympics in August while suffering illness, said winning bronze made up for her fourth place at the world championships last year.

"I'm happy to be on the podium this year since I failed it by a few seconds last year," said Garfoot.

"I was fourth with 10 seconds last year. I'm third with eight seconds this year. I want first place one time before I finish my career."

The 35-year-old Garfoot was fourth fastest at the final check point on Tuesday but defied the Qatar heat to pick up the pace in the final six kilometres to reach the podium.

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