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Taylor Phinney to retire following Japan Cup

American Taylor Phinney, 29, will retire from professional road racing following the Japan Cup this weekend, his team announced Wednesday...

US road racing is in a downward spiral — what comes next?

When it comes to men’s road racing, the United States is not only a weak nation, it’s also in decline as teams are folding and events are...

Bikes of the Tour de France: Vincenzo Nibali, Taylor Phinney, Daryl Impey

Vincenzo Nibali’s Merida Reacto Team Sky is once again asserting its dominance in this year’s Tour de France (although perhaps not quite ...

Eighth at Roubaix: Phinney hates the term ‘comeback,' but this is his story now

There are three different muscles cramping in Taylor Phinney’s left leg. He points at them, one by one. You can see them quivering, shaki...

What I have learned: Connie Carpenter, women's cycling's first Olympic gold medalist

While men’s bike racing has been a part of the Olympic Games since the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, women’s cycling didn't get...

Not your father’s stage race: Colorado Classic aims to reimagine cycling events

COLORADO SPRINGS (CT) — Don’t call it the Pro Challenge. It’s not the Tour of Colorado. And it’s definitely not a reboot of the Coors Cla...

CyclingTips Tour de France Vlog, Episode 8: Caravan chaos and Gilbert's cows

We're into the third week and the three of us CyclingTips reporters at the Tour de France are just as tired as the riders. OK, that might...

CyclingTips Podcast, Episode 36: Superstition and rider rituals at the Tour de France

Chaotic, risky and over a century old; it’s probably not surprising that superstition and ritual play a part in both professional cycling...

CyclingTips Podcast, Episode 35: The reality of racing the Tour de France for the first time

One quarter of the riders in this year's Tour de France are making their debut in the sport's biggest race. And while the Tour is just an...

Marcel Kittel sprints to Stage 2 victory at Tour de France

Marcel Kittel (Quick-Step Floors) took victory on Stage 2 of the Tour de France in Liège, Belgium. The German sprinter was quickest to th...

Phinney out of Roubaix due to Flanders concussion

Although he was initially hopeful that he would be able to ride Paris-Roubaix, Taylor Phinney and the Cannondale-Drapac team have decided...

Beaudin Communique, 2017 Ronde van Vlaanderen: Racing in frames

The man with the tray of Jupiler spilled the beers and the blond girls reached their thin arms out over the road, as if to hold onto the ...

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 power...

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 2...

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 insid...

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 to...

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 ma...

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 Aug...

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...

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 ...

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 ti...