Phinney wins Saturday time trial
Phinney makes no secret that he’d also like to slip on another stars and stripes jersey after Monday's road race and sweep the series.
Saturday, May 24th 2014, 5:11 pm EDT
Taylor Phinney bested a field of competitors Saturday to win his second U.S. National Championship in the individual time trial at the 2014 Volkswagen USA Cycling Professional Road & Time Trial National Championships.
The 23-year-old Phinney, riding for the BMC Racing team, started the race as a favorite and finishing the 19-mile-long course near Chattanooga’s Volkswagen plant in 37:48 to claim his second stars and stripes jersey.
Tom Zirbel of Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies won the event in 2013 but ended up in second place to Phinney.
But Phinney makes no secret that he’d also like to slip on another stars and stripes jersey after Monday's road race and sweep the series.
“It’s definitely a goal,” the 23-year-old told VeloNews. “I’m not just here to race for fun. I’m here with a couple of objectives in mind. I don’t think there’s any problem with putting that out there.”
The two-fer would be one for the records books, since it hasn’t been done by any other cyclist.
Phinney took a road stage victory in last week’s Amgen Tour of California.