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Taylor Phinney AMGEN Tour of California - Stage 4 Men's: Santa Barbara to Santa Clarita
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Taylor Phinney AMGEN Tour of California Kickoff Media Lunch & Men's Press Conference
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Rigoberto Uran Uran Wins Silver - Taylor Phinney Settles for Fourth

By Livingly Staff on
Rigoberto Uran Uran of Colombia couldn't hold off Alexandr Vinokurov of Kazakhstan in the men's road race today at the 2012 Olympics.  In the final 10 Kilometers, Vinokurov and Rigoberto Uran Uran broke away from the pack.  The two worked together to successfully hold off the chase pack.With the finish line in sight, Alexandr Vinokurov surged past Uran Uran, who gave chase but couldn't get back in front before the finish line. They completed the road race in 5:45:57.Taylor Phinney was the top...Read Full Story

18 Year Old Cyclist Quite Fast

By John Newlin on
Eighteen year old cycling sensation Taylor Phinney qualified for the finals in the Men's Individual Pursuit. This is his first Olympic competition and he qualified 7th (out of 8) for the event. This is considerable lower than he would have liked, of course, but he's in and all that counts is that his legs are in top form on Saturday for the big race. And: Qualyfing 7th isn't bad considering he took up track riding just 10 months ago. His spirit is infectious. Yesterday, before qualifing, he...Read Full Story

20 Hot Olympic Athletes of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics

By Tatiana Guertin on
The Olympics only come once every four years, which means you only get one month, every four years, to watch some serious Olympic eye candy compete in some of the most scrutinized sporting event known to man.And there is definitely eye candy. The training and dedication that goes into being an Olympic athlete is no simple undertaking. It takes a certain person to push their bodies to these limits, and we’re thankful for that. Because in the end, Olympic athletes are hot. We’ve compiled a list...Read Full Story

Taylor Phinney Sets World Record

By John Newlin on
Chalk this up one up in the "Oh Hell Yeah" section of your score cards: Taylor Phinney's 3000-meter individual pursuit short course sprint time of 3 minutes 16.65 seconds is a new junior world record. As you might recall, Phinney, competing in just his 7th race, defeated Holland's Jenning Huizenga to take his first World Cup victory. That was in January of 2008 and it seems as though the 17-year-old from Boulder, Colorado just keeps getting faster. In fact, it stands to reason that by the...Read Full Story

Exclusive Interview with Teen Olympic Cyclist Taylor Phinney

By John Newlin on
5 facts about Taylor Phinney. 1) His mother was the first woman to win an Olympic gold medal in cycling and his father was the first American to win a stage in the Tour de France. 2) He lives in Boulder, Colorado and turns 18 on June 27, 2008. 3) His first Olympic competition is the Individual Pursuit where to riders start on opposite sides of the track and race 16 laps – first rider to complete the 16 laps or catch the other rider wins. 4) He is the defending Junior World Champion in the...Read Full Story
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