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Taylor Phinney: American cycling’s “Next big thing”

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (Times Free Press) - Taylor Phinney has been “the next big thing” in American cycling for half a decade, and he’s not even 24 years old.

Phinney was winning cycling world championships on the track as a teenager, and he won the USA Cycling time trial championship shortly after turning 20. Those early successes, put him on the map as the face of a new generation of cyclists as the sport tries put the scandals of the Lance Armstrong era in the past. In the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Phinney finished fourth in both the men’s cycling road race and time trial, further cementing his reputation.

After not competing at the nationals for the past two years, Phinney will be in Chattanooga this weekend to compete in the USA Cycling Professional Road Race and Time Trial Championships. The time trial will be held Saturday at the Chattanooga Volkswagen plant, and the road race will be held Memorial Day in downtown Chattanooga as well as climbs up Lookout Mountain.

“I’m super excited to come back [to nationals],” he said last week from California where he was competing in the Amgen Tour of California. “I won a national title four years ago in 2010, and I haven’t been to the nationals in the past couple of years. I’m definitely excited to come back, and I’ve heard great things about Chattanooga, both as a city and as far as the course is concerned.

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