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    Taylor Phinney - 2" off Bradley Wiggins

    Remember when Boonen was the rage of Belgium as a kid and the whole cycling world knew he'd be a star even if he half-assed his way through the early years.

    Phinney and his genes have just done a pursuit ride less than 2" off Wiggins at a World Cup in China (4:24!).

    For those that don't know, he's still only 17 and is Junior World's TT champ this year.

    This is just huge for USA cycling's future.

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    I look forward to him wearing some Maillot after a few prologues in 5-10 years.

    That kid is going to roll some people when he gets some miles in his legs.
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    Fourth in the finals but only just over 1 second down.

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    Add to the fact that this is maybe only his 6th or 7th time pursuiting.
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    4.24 is good, very good, but comparing Phinneys time to Wiggins is irrelevant at this time of the year. Wiggins is in the middle of his off season and will likely ride 4.15 in Beijing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by classic1 View Post
    4.24 is good, very good, but comparing Phinneys time to Wiggins is irrelevant at this time of the year. Wiggins is in the middle of his off season and will likely ride 4.15 in Beijing.
    Still, hand it to a kid with a bright future even if this IS true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWJODonnell View Post
    Still, hand it to a kid with a bright future even if this IS true.
    I did. I said 4.24 was very good. Taylor Phinney is a ***. But what I said is true. I don't go around questioning you about Dr stuff, so shut up.

    Wiggins is out of season and can ride 4.20 standing on his ear. He'll go 4.15 at the Games. To compare Phinneys time to an out of season Wiggins is not fair to the world and olympic champ. The only way Wiggins will loose the gold medal at Beijing is if a bus accidently gets onto the velodrome and runs over him. Wiggins and to a lesser extent McGee (if he gets his health back) are so far ahead of the rest its hilarious.

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    What makes you so sure Phinney is at the top of his game? It has been almost four months since he won Junior Worlds TT.

    Taylor won the US Pursuit title with a 4:38.413 this past October, his first track race ever. Now he's already knocked 14 seconds off that in two months. You're nuts if you don't think he's got some headroom in there too. Once he figures out how to pace himself he will be showing Wiggins a clean pair of heels at the 2009 Worlds.

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    Yeah, Taylor is out of season too, and he's on a steep climb up the ranks right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by classic1 View Post
    Wiggins and to a lesser extent McGee (if he gets his health back) are so far ahead of the rest its hilarious.
    There's a man by the name of Fabian, that is considering trying out the pursuit, who might have something to say about this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YMCA View Post
    Remember when Boonen was the rage of Belgium as a kid and the whole cycling world knew he'd be a star even if he half-assed his way through the early years.

    Phinney and his genes have just done a pursuit ride less than 2" off Wiggins at a World Cup in China (4:24!).

    For those that don't know, he's still only 17 and is Junior World's TT champ this year.

    This is just huge for USA cycling's future.
    How long was the Junior TT?

    Either way I'm impressed, but it would be impressively eclectic if the guy's world class at both 5:00 and 60:00. Almost scary at 17.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ElJamoquio View Post
    How long was the Junior TT?

    Either way I'm impressed, but it would be impressively eclectic if the guy's world class at both 5:00 and 60:00. Almost scary at 17.
    28-kilometer course - 37 minutes, 28.10 seconds

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElJamoquio View Post
    How long was the Junior TT?

    Either way I'm impressed, but it would be impressively eclectic if the guy's world class at both 5:00 and 60:00. Almost scary at 17.
    He is.

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    He beat the broze rider in the TT by around 25 seconds.
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    How far do you think he can go? I've never heard of an 18 year old or any U23 rider winning a World Cup.

    I'm sooo jealous of this kid. But I'm sure he knows that the rest of world feels that way. lol. Actually, I don't envy him as much since he probably does have a lot of pressure on him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bodaciousguy View Post
    How far do you think he can go? I've never heard of an 18 year old or any U23 rider winning a World Cup.

    I'm sooo jealous of this kid. But I'm sure he knows that the rest of world feels that way. lol. Actually, I don't envy him as much since he probably does have a lot of pressure on him.
    Was Armstrong 22 or 23 when he won the World Championship?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke of Kent View Post
    That kid is going to roll some people when he gets some miles in his legs.
    He did grow up riding some of the tours his parents hold in Europe, he's got some miles, lead group when he was 11-12 if I remember reading correctly. Heck of a nice way to prepare them legs, long easy miles through europe in your early teens.

    Still, yeah, not so bad for your second year racing. drip drip drip with sarcasm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElJamoquio View Post
    Was Armstrong 22 or 23 when he won the World Championship?
    I beleive LeMond was 2nd at 21 and won at 22.

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    This kid is so fast. So damn fast. I cannot tell you how fast he is. And he's a total highschool goof off the bike too, great guy, but he comes off as young as he is, which makes his talent even more annoying
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    Would be fun to ride with a youngster like that. Has the world by the ass, and doesn't even know it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voodoo76 View Post
    Would be fun to ride with a youngster like that. Has the world by the ass, and doesn't even know it.
    He may be fast and young, but he's not stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Convert View Post
    He may be fast and young, but he's not stupid.

    I don't mean stupid by that comment, just everything is ahead of you rather than much of it being behind like many of us (as riders anyway).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voodoo76 View Post
    I don't mean stupid by that comment, just everything is ahead of you rather than much of it being behind like many of us (as riders anyway).
    You said he has the world by the ass and doesn't know it. I was just saying that he does in fact know it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Convert View Post
    You said he has the world by the ass and doesn't know it. I was just saying that he does in fact know it.
    And im saying that at 17 there is no way you really know it.

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