Taylor Phinney

US men receive only two Olympic road spots: What went wrong, and what it means

When the start gun for the Olympic men’s road race is fired on August 6, there will be 144 riders lined up to start. Two of these men will be from the United States. Given that other nations will field the maximum of five riders in Rio de Janeiro, the U.S. will be at a significant […]


Giving back: how members of the pro cycling community are helping others

In a sport as demanding as cycling, extreme focus and a tunnel-vision approach are crucial to success. The riders spend many days away from home, are sheltered and looked after by their teams and then thrash it out through wind and rain, over cobbles and high mountains. Real life seldom intrudes; instead, the existence is […]


Taylor Phinney Q&A: “The Olympic time trial is the most important thing on my horizon”

He’s one of USA Cycling’s top athletes, he’s a medal contender for Rio, but he’s also more than that. Taylor Phinney is one of the most interesting riders in cycling and impressed many with his reflections on the sport and life in the recent Thereabouts video. This week Phinney spoke to CyclingTips from the BMC […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: UCI confirms all registered teams can use disc brakes in 2016; Nine WorldTour teams confirmed for 2016 Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race; Tour of Flanders route to remain the same for 100th edition; Taborre offers bizarre defence against doping positive; Phinney skipped more surgery […]


Cookson: UCI wants to see if it can introduce its own Tramadol ban

Commenting after a recent statement by the World Anti Doping Agency that it will once again decline to ban the potent painkiller Tramadol, Brian Cookson has said that the UCI itself is looking into potentially tackling the issue. “This is very frustrating for us, and this is something that I have asked our legal people […]


The Class of 2010: the incredible talent of the Geelong Worlds U23 road race

Michael Matthews and John Degenkolb are among the hot favourites for the elite men’s road race at the Road World Champions in Richmond this Sunday. Both have developed in recent years to become among the best riders in the world and, interestingly, both finished on the podium in the U23 men’s road race at the […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Mads Würtz wins U23 men’s ITT world title; Chloe Dygert takes gold in junior women’s ITT world championships; Tony Martin confirms shot at hour record, but not in 2016; Season over for Mark Cavendish after shoulder surgery; Giorgia Bronzini and Elisa Longo Borghini renew with […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Dumoulin dominates Vuelta stage 17 time trial, moves back into red jersey; Fernando Gaviria sprints to stage 3 win at the Tour of Britain; Amalie Dideriksen wins stage 2 of the Lotto Belgium Tour; Consistency key to Bevin joining WorldTour ranks; Why Taylor Phinney won’t […]


Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: D’Hoore takes stage one of Boels Rentals Ladies Tour; Rogers awarded 2004 Olympic bronze medal; Cavendish move to MTN-Qhubeka would require Briton to bring sponsor; Dumoulin still can’t believe Vuelta performance, Degenkolb says sensations are good before world championships; Quintana: I’m tired after the Tour but I […]


Taylor Phinney still on the recovery path despite comeback success

Taylor Phinney has avoided saying he is ‘back’ despite a hugely successful return to racing; a return that is set to continue at the Tour of Britain from next week. The 25-year-old has earmarked the race on a program that could also include the UCI Road World Championships on home soil after being sidelined through […]