Cavendish Sprints To Victory In Giro d’Italia

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

Taylor Phinney Starting Stage 1 At Giro 2012

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...]

BMC Racing Team Ready For Paris-Tours

The BMC Racing Team will field a versatile roster for Sunday's 105th edition of Paris-Tours. Features New Finish BMC Racing Team Directeur Sportif John Lelangue said there are three critical phases to the 230.5-kilometer fall classic that actually begins in Voves, France. "We'll be attentive to the first part with the side winds and echelons," Lelangue said. "In the second part, we know we … [Read more...]

BMC Racing Team Readies For First Vuelta

The BMC Racing Team's lineup for its first Vuelta a España is geared toward looking for opportunities in breakaways and stage wins, Directeur Sportif John Lelangue said. Plenty Of Options "We don't have the same objective as we had at the Tour de France – like supporting one leader," Lelangue said. "This race is wide open for all the guys." The BMC Racing Team brings a number of potential … [Read more...]

Gilbert Wins Eneco Tour Third Stage

ANDenne, Belgium, Aug 11, 2011 (AFP) - Belgium champion Philippe Gilbert of the Omega Pharma team won the third stage of the Eneco Tour on Thursday to take the overall race lead from American Taylor Phinney of BMC. Gilbert made the decisive break seven kilometers from the line to cross the line alone several seconds ahead of Slovenian Grega Bole and Belgian Ben Hermans. It is the … [Read more...]

Greipel Gets The Double, Phinney Retains Lead At Eneco Tour

ARDOOIE, Aug 10, 2011 - German sprint specialist Andre Greipel of Omega-Pharma claimed his second successive victory on the Eneco Tour, finishing ahead of American Tyler Farrar and Norway's Edvald Boasson Hagen Wednesday. Highly-regarded young American Taylor Phinney, of BMC, retained the race leader's jersey after finishing sixth in the 173.7 km ride from Aalter to Ardooie. Phinney, … [Read more...]

Greipel Rides In Seventh Heaven, Phinney Retains Lead

Sint Willebrord, Netherlands, Aug 9, 2011 (AFP) - German sprint specialist Andre Greipel recorded his seventh win of the season here on Tuesday as the Omega Pharma rider won the first stage of the Eneco Tour. It wasn't enough for the 29-year-old to take the overall lead, as young American star Taylor Phinney retained the lead he took when he won the prologue on Monday. Greipel, winner of … [Read more...]

Phinney Beats Boasson Hagen, And Millar At Eneco Prologue

AMersfoort, Netherlands, Aug 8, 2011 (AFP) - Highly-regarded American rider Taylor Phinney claimed his first win in the professional ranks here on Monday when he took the 5.7 kilometres prologue of the Eneco Tour. The reigning under-21 world time trial champion also took the overall leader's jersey as the BMC rider beat the vastly more experienced duo of Norwegian ace Edvald Boasson Hagen of … [Read more...]

Zabriskie Wins Stage 4, Evans In Leaders Jersey At Tour de Romandie

SIGNAL-DE-BOUGY, Switzerland, April 30, 2011 - America's David Zabriskie, riding for the Garmin Cervelo team, won the fourth stage of the Tour de Romandie on Saturday, a 20.1km time-trial between Aubonne and Signal-de-Bougy. Australia's Cadel Evans, who was eighth on the stage, took the yellow jersey. Zabriskie finished the stage almost two seconds ahead of Australia's Richie Porte with … [Read more...]