Wiggins’ Speed Rival Martin Aims To Dominate The Major Time Trials

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BERLIN, Feb 13, 2013 - Reigning world time-trial champion Tony Martin has said he aims to dominate the speed discipline this season and challenge Britain's Olympic champion and Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins. The 27-year-old Martin won time-trial gold at both the 2011 and 2012 world cycling championships and is aiming for a hat-trick of titles when this year's event is held in … [Read more...]

Phinney Out Front For BMC Racing Team in Beijing

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Recently crowned world time trial silver medalist Taylor Phinney will be on the hunt for stage wins when he leads the BMC Racing Team from the front at the 2012 Tour of Beijing next week. For the first time since his narrow five second time trial eclipse at the world championships in the Netherlands, the American will meet Omega Pharma – Quick Step’s Tony Martin who returns to China as the … [Read more...]

Martin Barely Beats Phinney In Successful TT Title Defense

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VALKENBURG, Netherlands, Sept 19, 2012 (AFP) - Germany's Tony Martin on Wednesday successfully defended his world time-trial title, beating US rider Taylor Phinney by five seconds over 45.7km in Valkenburg, the Netherlands. The race between Martin and Phinney was the highlight of the competition and saw the German clock an average speed of 46.8 kmph. After his narrow victory, he lay flat … [Read more...]

Christian Vande Velde 2012 USA Pro Challenge Champion

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BMC Racing Team Rider Taylor Phinney Proves Time Is on his Side by Winning the Individual Time Trial Denver (Aug. 26, 2012) – In a battle between the seasoned veterans and the newcomers, Stage 7 of the 2012 USA Pro Challenge came down to a matter of seconds in the Individual Time Trial that saw veteran Christian Vande Velde (USA) of Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda take home the overall win. In the … [Read more...]

Olympic Time Trial Start Lists & Quotes from U.S. Contenders

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Kristin ARMSTRONG (Boise, Idaho) – Start time: 1:04 p.m. local time On first impressions of 29km course: "It's a challenging course. It's a true time trial course. It has a little bit of everything. It has some technicality to it. It has some rollers going and coming back in. It's windy and the rain may come as well. There are a lot of variables out there. They call the time trial … [Read more...]

Phinney Cleared To Race In Pink, Cavendish Also To Continue At Giro d’Italia

Rome, May 8, 2012 (AFP) - American Taylor Phinney has been given the all clear to race on when the Giro D'Italia resumes with a team time-trial in Verona on Wednesday. Phinney, the overall race leader, injured his ankle in a crash 100-metres from the line in Monday's third stage in Denmark. Alessandro Ballan, his BMC team leader, revealed on his Twitter account that Phinney had spent … [Read more...]

No Broken Bones For Giro d’Italia Leader Taylor Phinney

Taylor Phinney of the BMC Racing Team needed three stitches to close a wound to his right ankle, but X-rays revealed no broken bones for the leader of the Giro d'Italia. Rest Day Tuesday Phinney was injured when he could not avoid a pile-up of cyclists who had crashed in front of him about 125 meters from the finish of Monday's 190-kilometer stage in Horsens, Denmark. He underwent X-rays on … [Read more...]

Cavendish Sprints To Victory In Giro d’Italia

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COPENHAGEN, May 6, 2012 (AFP) - World champion Mark Cavendish showed his sprint rivals he is still the man to beat as he won the second stage of the Giro d'Italia 206km around Herning on Sunday. American Taylor Phinney survived a late crash to hold onto the leaders' pink jersey. Phinney lost his chain with about 8km left but his BMC team worked hard to bring him back into the … [Read more...]

BMC Racing Team’s Phinney Wins Giro d’Italia Opener

Taylor Phinney of the BMC Racing Team averaged more than 50 kilometers an hour Saturday to win the opening stage of the Giro d'Italia in Herning, Denmark, and become only the third American to wear the maglia rosa of race leader. Nine-Second Victory Starting 17th-to-last of the 198 riders, Phinney blazed across the 8.7-kilometer course on his BMC timemachine TM01 in 10:26, nine seconds faster … [Read more...]

Phinney Gets Pink After Giro d’Italia Opening Win

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by Jean Montois herning, Denmark, May 5, 2012 (AFP) - American Taylor Phinney pulled on the race leader's pink jersey at the Giro d'Italia after winning the opening stage time-trial held over 8.7km here on Saturday. BMC's Phinney, 21, finished nine seconds ahead of another former individual pursuit specialist, Britain's Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) with Dane Alex Rasmussen … [Read more...]