2016 Rio Olympics Calendar: What to watch

Saturday Cycling: Early riser? Boulder’s Taylor Phinney, 26, will be up and competing in the men’s road race at 6:30 a.m. MDT. Phinney suffered a career-threatening injury in 2014. Phinney finished fourth, just off the podium, in the London Olympics. Basketball: You saw Team USA demolish China’s team by 50 points at the Staples Center and the Oracle Arena, and now it’s time...
Via The Denver Post
20 hours ago

Late mechanical dashes Reijnen’s chances in Tour of Utah sprint

Last year Kiel Reijnen opened the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah with a stage 1 win ahead of friends and rivals Alex Howes (Cannondale) and Taylor Phinney (BMC Racing). Reijnen was on track to repeat his feat Monday in Cedar City when a minor mishap in the finishing straight broke his front wheel and knocked him out of contention. Throughout the day, Trek-Segafredo held its cards...
Via Cycling News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

What to Watch: Rio Olympics Day 1

The Games start early when the men's cycling road race begins at 8:30 am ET, with Team USA's Taylor Phinney trying to better his fourth-place finish from London as he furiously pedals through the streets of Rio. Day 1 also features the debut of the new-look U.S. men's basketball team, led by NBA all-stars Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony at 6:00 pm ET. Closing the first day of competition...
Via CSN Chicago
3 days ago

Taylor Phinney pedals past injury, rehab to reach Rio Olympics

Throughout the twisting, turning mind game that is cycling, riders can’t afford to lose focus or it could cost them the race. As Boulder’s Taylor Phinney pedals, he chooses not to distract himself from his burning calves and aching hamstrings by singing to himself — or letting his mind wander. Mile after mile he focuses on his breathing, repeating to himself “I am” as energy...
Via The Denver Post
15 days ago

Phinney learning to appreciate the good times in an up-and-down recovery

Taylor Phinney’s return to European racing this season has had its up and downs, with the latest highlight coming last week when his BMC Racing squad won the opening team time trial at Tirreno-Adriatico. The 25-year-old American has put in 12 race days in Europe so far this season, starting in France with his debut at Tour de Haut Var, where he finished an inauspicious 57th overall...
Via Cycling News
March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Phinney: I’m taking it one step at time, trying to have fun

Taylor Phinney went largely unnoticed at the start of Strade Bianche and the American finished 76th in Siena, in a large final group that also included Filippo Pozzato (Southeast), Tony Martin (Etixx-QuickStep) and Oscar Gatto (Tinkoff). They were 24:15 down on Cancellara and ruled outside the time limit. For them it was another race, on the way to Tirreno-Adriatico and the Spring...
Via Cycling News
March 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Phinney makes storybook return with stage win

With two-time defending champion Tejay Van Garderen out of the 2015 USA Pro Cycling Challenge, skipping the event this year, an unexpected storyline has taken center stage. Boulder native Taylor Phinney returned from his 15-month hiatus after a scary injury to win the first stage of the seven stage USA Pro Cycling Challenge through Colorado. Phinney, who rides professionally for...
Via Mile High Sports
August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Reijnen wins at Tour of Utah, Phinney finishes third

LOGAN, Utah (AP) Kiel Reijnen won a sprint from a small group of riders Monday to win the opening stage of the Tour of Utah, while Taylor Phinney finished third in his first race in more than a year. Phinney attacked near the conclusion of the rain-soaked 132-mile stage, but the BMC Racing star couldn't hold off Reijnen, who then edged Alex Howes in a sprint. It was the first race...
Via Associated Press
August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Phinney announces his comeback with third-place finish in Utah

Taylor Phinney (BMC Racing) announced his return to professional cycling Monday with a podium performance during the opening stage at the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. Phinney finished third after he bridged to a group of four riders on the second of two closing circuits in Logan and eventually finished third to fellow Boulder, Colorado, residents Kiel Reijnen (UnitedHealthcare...
Via Cycling News
August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Taylor Phinney of US opens Dubai Tour with win

Taylor Phinney of the United States won the opening time trial of the inaugural Dubai Tour, a four-stage race organized by the same group that puts on the Giro d'Italia. Phinney completed the 6.1-mile race through the streets of Dubai on Wednesday in 12 minutes, 3 seconds. Michael Cummings, his BMC Racing teammate, was 14 seconds back in second and Lasse Norman Hansen of Garmin...
Via Associated Press
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

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