Phinney Sets Record, Wins Gold


A day after setting a new American record and winning gold in the individual 4 kilometer pursuit, Taylor Phinney set another American record on his way to winning the 1K time trial cycling’s Track World Cup finals on Friday.

The 18-year-old Phinney finished with 22 points and second in the final overall standings, won by Volodymyr Dyudya of Ukraine with the same number of points. It was Phinney’s first World Cup win of the season.

Phinney, who’s been working out with Lance Armstrong, shattered the U.S. national record in the men’s 4,000-meter pursuit, clocking 4 minutes, 15.223 seconds in the qualifying round to surpass the previous mark of 4:19.800 set by Mariano Friedick in 1996.


Tess Weaver


February 18, 2009