Tag Archive: Taylor Phinney

Choices for US Olympic road cycling team raise questions; final roster

Last week’s announcement of the US road cycling squad for the London Olympics included many of the fresher faces in cycling.

That’s great that the younger cyclists get a chance, but if you’re like me, then you probably wondered why so many of the “old pros” were left off the final list.

Cyclists such as Tyler Farrar, Timmy Duggan, Taylor Phinney, Tejay van Garderen, and Chris Horner (the only older pro) are certainly all deserving.

But how about long-time pros like George Hincapie …

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‘Panic mode’ for Giro d’ Italia leader after bike crash in Stage 2

This is how @taylorphinney celebrates another day in the lead... on TwitpicWhen he crashed and dropped his chain just 5 miles from the finish line on Sunday, it looked like American Taylor Phinney’s brief spell as Giro d’Italia leader was about to come to an end.

The 21-year-old cyclist on the BMC Racing squad on Saturday had become only the third American ever to wear the overall leader’s jersey in the Giro, and it looked like it might be a one-day event.

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