Phinney at USA Pro Challenge with time trial stage on his mind

After a successful first race back from injury at the Tour of Utah, BMC's Taylor Phinney said Sunday that he is excited to be competing this week in his home state of Colorado at the USA Pro Challenge.

"It's kind of just dawning on me today that it's really going to happen and I'm going to be able to race the USA Pro Challenge," he said during the pre-race press conference in Steamboat Springs.


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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.