Taylor Phinney broke leg in USA RR championships :(

I'm so sorry! I had just said that's Phinney's year and now... a long stop dued to such a bad injury! and no Tour de France! What a pity! :(

BMC press release

BMC Racing Team's Taylor Phinney broke his left lower leg in two places and injured his knee after crashing on the descent of Lookout Mountain Monday at the USA Cycling professional road championships.
Undergoing Surgery
Phinney crashed on a left-hand turn approximately 43 kilometers into the 165.5-km race. BMC Racing Team Chief Medical Officer Dr. Max Testa said Phinney was undergoing surgery Monday night at a Chattanooga hospital for injuries that included a tib-fib fracture of his left lower leg, and an injury to the same knee. On Saturday, Phinney won his second national time trial championship. He had planned to debut the stars-and-stripes jersey at the Critérium du Dauphiné next month and was aiming to be a part of the BMC Racing Team's squad for the Tour de France in July. Teammate Peter Stetina, the only other BMC Racing Team rider in the race, also did not finish. He withdrew due to cramping from dehydration after leading the chase of an early breakaway. Eric Marcotte (SmartStop Pro Cycling) took the win ahead of his teammate, Travis McCabe.


Anonymous said...

So sad. My favourite rider ( besides the Schlecks). Was having such a good season as well. Here's hoping everything heals well and he is back to his best as soon as possible.

Ilaria said...

Yep :(