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The Cyclingnews podcast: Sagan at the Vuelta, Dan Martin’s move to Etixx, Phinney interview

The Vuelta a España is about to begin in southern Spain as the USA Pro Challenge reaches its climax at altitude in Colorado and other riders head to Germany for the 20th edition of the Vattenfall Cyclassics. The professional calendar never stops in the summer with races coming think and fast. The transfer season is also in full flow, with several major announcements due from leading...
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Bookwalter, Dennis climb late to take stage 2

The 186 km second stage of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge saw Brent Bookwalter climb to 11,000 feet to win stage two on the wheel of Tour de France Stage 1 winner Rohan Dennis. In the second stage, riders started off in Steamboat Springs before making the trek up to Arapahoe Basin. The 31-year-old Bookwalter, who like stage one winner Taylor Phinney, rides for BMC Racing was able...
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USA Pro Challenge video: Dennis describes cycling as his art form

After winning stage 1 of the USA Pro Challenge, Taylor Phinney (BMC) singled out Rohan Dennis as a rider with whom he has built a strong rapport with and went on to describe Dennis as "a temperamental artist type, a creature of inspiration" advising him to take up painting to vent his well-known anger. On Tuesday, Dennis once again showed strong form with an attack in the final...
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Bookwalter wins Stage 2 of USA Pro Challenge

KEYSTONE, Colo. (AP) Brent Bookwalter took the yellow leader's jersey from BMC Racing teammate Taylor Phinney by winning the second stage of the USA Pro Challenge at the Arapahoe Basin ski resort area. Bookwalter relied on another teammate, Rohan Dennis, to reel in Nate Brown of Cannondale-Garmin in the final mile of Tuesday's stage. Bookwalter then launched his sprint to earn the...
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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...
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Video: Highlights of Phinney's comeback victory at USA Pro Challenge

They say that good things come to those who wait and Taylor Phinney (BMC) had to wait over a year to get back to racing following his leg break at last year’s US national championships. In only his second race back, Phinney stormed took an emotional victory on the opening day of the USA Pro Challenge. After being dropped earlier in the stage, Phinney beat UnitedHealthcare’s...
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Phinney caps triumphant return with USA Pro Challenge win

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) Taylor Phinney won the opening stage of the USA Pro Challenge on Monday, sprinting away in the closing meters for his first victory since a devastating crash nearly ended his cycling career. Phinney, a Colorado native, had just won the national time trial title in May 2014 when he started the road race a few days later. He was trying to avoid a motorcycle...
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Phinney at USA Pro Challenge with time trial stage on his mind

After a successful first race back from injury at the Tour of Utah, BMC's Taylor Phinney said Sunday that he is excited to be competing this week in his home state of Colorado at the USA Pro Challenge. "It's kind of just dawning on me today that it's really going to happen and I'm going to be able to race the USA Pro Challenge," he said during the pre-race press conference in Steamboat...
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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...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

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