Taylor Phinney Wins Fourth Stage At Tour of Poland

KATOWICE, Poland, July 31, 2013 (AFP) - American Taylor Phinney made a late solo breakaway to claim victory on the 231.5km fourth stage of the Tour of Poland from Tarnow to Katowice on Wednesday. Poland's Rafal Majka of the Saxo-Tinkoff team maintained his hold on the overall lead after finishing safely in the peloton. Phinney, the 23-year-old BMC rider, struck for home 7km from the … [Read more...]

Evans, Phinney Share Pre-Giro d’Italia Comments

BMC Racing Team's Cadel Evans and Taylor Phinney participated in Thursday's official pre-race press conference for the Giro d'Italia. The two will be joined by teammates Adam Blythe, Steve Cummings, Klaas Lodewyck, Steve Morabito, Daniel Oss, Ivan Santaromita and Danilo Wyss in the three-week race, which begins Saturday. Evans spoke about his outlook for his return to the race for the first … [Read more...]

Gilbert, Phinney Out of Tour of Flanders

PARIS, March 28, 2013 - Reigning world champion Philippe Gilbert of Belgium and American rider Taylor Phinney have both been ruled out of Sunday's Tour of Flanders, their team BMC announced on Thursday. Gilbert, who has twice finished third in the spring classic race, is currently recovering from a cold and is not in suitable condition to take part, while Phinney has a knee injury … [Read more...]

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

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

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

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

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

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...]