Euser confirms race motorcycle caused crash with Phinney

Although the USA Cycling Professional Road Championships were flying past at more than 70 kph, Lucas Euser's world had slowed to an almost slide-show pace. He and his good friend Taylor Phinney had just crashed while descending a section of the road race course Monday in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and it was obvious that Phinney had been seriously injured. Euser immediately snapped back into the moment.

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Growing up in Missoula, Montana, Pat competed in his first bike race in 1985 at Flathead Lake. He studied English and journalism at the University of Oregon and has covered North American cycling extensively since 2009, as well as racing and teams in Europe and South America. Pat currently lives in the US outside of Portland, Oregon, with his imaginary dog Rusty.