Taylor Phinney

UCI frustrations continue as WADA denies request to ban Tramadol

Despite lobbying by the UCI to the World Anti Doping Agency over the legal status of Tramadol in sport, WADA has confirmed that the powerful painkiller will not be banned for 2017. Tramadol has been used by some riders for many years, reportedly showing up in anti-doping tests. Riders such as Taylor Phinney have warned …

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Americans Gaimon and King, a pair of Cannondale-Drapac riders uncertain for 2017

As the 2016 road cycling season nears its end, with the world championships just a few weeks away, for many thoughts have turned to the 2017 season. And while signings are now being announced on a weekly, if not daily basis, there are still many riders whose end of the season comes with a question …

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Turning point: Taylor Phinney on purpose, changing teams, and the unbearable heaviness of invisible weight

Taylor Phinney sits alone, stooping to take up a spot atop the drinks cooler outside the BMC Racing team bus. His teammates are all inside, taking the time between the Tour of Britain’s split stages in Bristol to rest, relax, and recover, away from the fans milling around outside. Phinney wouldn’t be alone for long. …

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Why the world championship contenders are plotting an alternative course via Tour of Britain

The Vuelta a España has long been the traditional route for world championship contenders to prepare, but this time around some of the top names have decided to bypass the Spanish Grand Tour in their build-up. The mountainous nature of the Vuelta versus the flat parcours for the worlds in Qatar are one factor in …

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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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