Video: Phinney continuing comeback from broken leg

Speculation has been rampant over the past few months about the recovery of BMC Racing's Taylor Phinney, who seriously injured his leg in a crash at the US pro championships in May. Cyclingnews' Sadhbh O'Shea recently caught up with the young American to talk about the challenges he's faced, the training he's currently doing and when he expects to return.

Phinney, 24, is one of the most promising young cyclists in the sport, having already won a stage of the Giro d'Italia and worn the Maglia Rosa. He's also won the overall at the Tour of Oman and placed second at the time trial World Championships. During the 2012 Olympics in London, Phinney was fourth in both the road race and time trial. Phinney, the current US time trial champion, suffered a compound fracture to his left leg when he swerved to miss an official's moto on the course and crashed into a guard rail.

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Born in Ireland to a cycling family and later moved to the Isle of Man, so there was no surprise when I got into the sport. Studied sports journalism at university before going on to do a Masters in sports broadcast. After university I spent three months interning at Eurosport, where I covered the Tour de France. In 2012 I started at Procycling Magazine, before becoming the deputy editor of Procycling Week. I then joined Cyclingnews, in December 2013.