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Phinney considers pro career options after successful Qatar

Axel Merckx called Taylor Phinney's U23 Paris-Roubaix win the highlight of the team's 2009 season.

Axel Merckx called Taylor Phinney's U23 Paris-Roubaix win the highlight of the team's 2009 season. (Image credit: Tom De Meyer)

Taylor Phinney (Trek-Livestong) left the Tour of Qatar thinking about his future career as a professional road rider after taking two top tens in sprint finishes and successfully mixing it with the likes of Tom Boonen and Tyler Farrar.

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Stephen Farrand

Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and Cycling Weekly, among other publications.