No pressure on Phinney at the Classics

It has been a long time coming, but Taylor Phinney (BMC) will finally return to the Belgian Classics at this weekend’s Gent-Wevelgem. It has been two years since the American has raced at the Classics, after breaking his leg in a crash at the USA national championships back in 2014. Before his accident, Phinney was a key man for the team’s leaders on the cobbles, and the team...
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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...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Phinney back on track at Tirreno-Adriatico

Taylor Phinney had a rocky start to the 2016 season, but found his World Championships form in the opening team time trial at Tirreno-Adriatico, where he helped the team to the stage victory over rivals Etixx-Quickstep. Phinney said he was inspired by being reunited with teammate Tejay van Garderen - BMC's hopeful for the overall victory in Tirreno-Adriatico - in their first race...
Via Cycling News
15 days ago  |  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
19 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Mile High Sports
August 19, 2015  |  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

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...
Via Associated Press
August 17, 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

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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