Marco Pinotti describes Taylor Phinney’s days of glory and crashes

Ciao from Pesaro on the East coast, watching the Adriatic Sea from the hotel room I share with my team-mate Mathias Frank. Let’s talk about another team-mate of mine: Taylor Phinney. In the past five days, the world has discovered a phenomenal person. He’s the kind of champion that cycling needs. Without the most damaging of his three crashes, he would still be in the maglia rosa now.

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Having fractured his hip at the Giro d'Italia last year, Marco Pinotti is back. A new team, in BMC, and a new set of goals, the likeable and respected Italian returns to Cyclingnews' army of bloggers and you can follow his thoughts and experiences right here in this exclusive blog.