Taylor Phinney

Daily News Digest

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Yin and Yang: BMC teammates Phinney, Bookwalter form two-man U.S. Olympic road team; Who Will Win The Mountains Jersey?; Inside Australia’s Olympic track cycling medal factory; Rio velodrome opens for business; Cofidis backs Bouhanni for Le Tour; Astana brings Aru and Nibali to Tour; Quintana leads Movistar line-up for Tour …

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Yin and Yang: BMC teammates Phinney, Bookwalter form two-man U.S. Olympic road team

Olympic rookie Brent Bookwalter and two-time Olympian Taylor Phinney form the U.S. men’s road contingent, tasked with making America’s mark on the Olympic Games in August. The BMC Racing teammates, aged 32 and 27 respectively, head to Rio de Janeiro to contend in both the time trial and road race, outnumbered by nations such as Spain, …

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Daily News Digest

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Controversy in US Olympic selection as Armstrong makes women’s team while national champion is left off; Phinney, Guarnier headline 2016 US Olympic team; British Cycling announces Olympic team; How a “crushed” Howes missed the U.S. Olympic team; Books, training and quiet in the middle of nowhere: How Marianne Vos prepares …

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Phinney, Guarnier headline 2016 US Olympic team

USA Cycling announced Thursday the full squad of athletes competing in the cycling events at the 31st Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro this August. Three-time Olympian Taylor Phinney, two-time Olympic gold medalist in the individual time trial, Kristin Armstrong, and bronze medalist at the 2015 road world championships in Richmond, Megan Guarnier (Boels-Dolmans) headline a …

With van Garderen out, what will US men’s Olympic team look like in Rio?

With Thursday’s news that American Tejay van Garderen withdrew his name from consideration for the U.S. Olympic road team due to concerns about the Zika virus, questions immediately were raised about what the composition of the squad might look like. Because of its relatively low nation ranking, the U.S. earned only two spots for the …

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Live stream and race preview: 2016 US men’s national road and TT championships

America’s top professional road cyclists are headed to Winston-Salem, North Carolina, for the 2016 Volkswagen Professional Road and Time Trial National Championships this Friday and Saturday. The championships are not only a chance to vie for the coveted stars-and-stripes jerseys, but also to make a final push for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. CyclingTips is happy …

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Daily News Digest

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Oh, the drama! Nibali takes stage win, Kruijswijk crashes, plummets to third overall as Chaves moves into pink at Giro d’Italia; Devenyns wins stage and takes Baloise Belgium Tour lead; Two years after devastating injury, Taylor Phinney wins US national time trial championship; Carmen Small wins US time trial championship; …

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Two years after devastating injury, Taylor Phinney wins US national time trial championship

Two years after a devastating injury at the national road championship, American Taylor Phinney reclaimed the U.S. national time-trial title, the third TT championship of his career. Phinney (BMC Racing) rode the rolling 48km course in a time of 1:02:45, 70 seconds ahead of silver medalist Tom Zirbel (Rally Cycling). Alexey Vermeulen (LottoNL-Jumbo), who is just …

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Daily News Digest

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Another Giro stage win for Etixx as Trentin snatches victory from Moser in Pinerolo; Theuns takes home win in Belgium Tour; Two years later, Taylor Phinney returns to US national TT championships a race favorite — and a changed man; Women’s US National Road Championships; Men’s US National Road Championships; Canyon …

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Two years later, Taylor Phinney returns to US national TT championships a race favorite — and a changed man

Exactly two years ago, American Taylor Phinney was riding a high. The BMC Racing rider had just won a stage at the Amgen Tour of California, soloing away from the field on a descent into Santa Barbara, crossing the finish line with a bow to the audience. He wasn’t just an athlete — he was …

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