Video: Phinney an underdog for Worlds time trial

Taylor Phinney (BMC) put in a great ride in Salamanca to take fifth.

Taylor Phinney (BMC) put in a great ride in Salamanca to take fifth. (Image credit: Vuelta a Espana)

With national time trial champion Dave Zabriskie absent, Taylor Phinney and Andrew Talansky will represent the USA in the men’s time trial at the UCI World Championships.

Phinney, who won the world under 23 title last year in Geelong, Australia, will start amongst the race favourites in Copenhagen but told Cyclingnews that he heads into the race as an underdog this time around.

Phinney’s season can be broken into two clear and distinctive halves. During the first few months he struggled with form and fitness and by his own admission failed to grasp the life of a professional in a serious manner. However that changed late in the spring and since then the American has gone from strength to strength.

In this exclusive video, Phinney talks about his chances, his year and growing up as a professional athlete.

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.