Taylor Phinney reflects on Tour of California TT performance

BMC's Taylor Phinney went into the stage 2 individual time trial at the Tour of California as one of the heavy favourites, but it was Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky) who powered to the win on the 20.1km out-and-back course in Folsom. Wiggins came in 52 seconds faster than Phinney, who ended up third behind Garmin-Sharp's Rohan Dennis.

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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.