CyclingQuotes.com uses cookies for statistics and targeting ads. This information is shared with third parties.
ACCEPT COOKIES » MORE INFO »

Every day we bring you more pro-cycling news

"His progress has been amazing. He has actually recovered at a very rapid rate and is ahead of the curve at this time," Testa says

Photo: Sirotti

TAYLOR PHINNEY

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS
28.06.2014 @ 23:11 Posted by Emil Axelgaard

Having broken his leg in the USA Pro Championships, Taylor Phinney has been forced to postpone his Tour de France debut for another year. However, the American is making rapid progress and is currently exceeding all medical predictions.

 

BMC Racing Team President/General Manager Jim Ochowicz said he was pleased to see the progress made by Taylor Phinney after visiting the U.S. national time trial champion this week. Phinney is recovering from a double fracture of his left lower leg and injury to the same knee suffered in a crash at the USA Cycling professional road championships on May 26 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

 

After undergoing surgery in Chattanooga and initial rehabilitation in Park City, Utah, Phinney has returned to his home in Boulder where he is undergoing daily physical therapy.

 

"Taylor looks great," Ochowicz said. "I was fortunate to be able to spend some time with him and his dad, Davis, and catch up to discuss how Taylor's therapy is going and the plan for the months ahead. I was motivated to see the progress he has made and how positive his attitude is about recovery."

BMC Racing Team Chief Medical Officer Dr. Max Testa said Phinney has exceeded the medical team's expectations so far.

 

"His progress has been amazing," Dr. Testa said. "He has actually recovered at a very rapid rate and is ahead of the curve at this time."

 

At this time, there is no timetable for Phinney's return to competition, Dr. Testa said.

 

"The team's medical staff want to respect the biological time of healing and make sure he is recovered 100 percent," he said.

 

Phinney had enjoyed a solid season before being sidelined. He won the Dubai Tour in February, soloed to a stage win at the Amgen Tour of California in May and earned his second U.S. national time trial title two days before the crash.

Phinney said he is pleased to be exceeding the medical team's expectations.

 

"I feel pretty good," he said. "It is a long process, so I am trying to keep my mind activated."

 

Phinney celebrated his 24th birthday Friday with an hour on a stationary bike.

 

"It was only one hour, so it was not like this big, long bike ride. But I am getting used to that. A lot of my physical therapy is about maintaing mobility."

 

Phinney said he has appreciated the support that has poured in from around the globe.

 

"I want to thank everyone who has wished me well," he said. "It has made the situation a lot more bearable. I also quite a few friends in Boulder who have come over and spent time with me, which has been nice."

MORE NEWS:

VIEW SELECTED

Bycykling 101: Navigering i byens gader og cykelvenlige... 27.11.2023 @ 12:11The Best Danish Cyclist To Bet On At 2022 Tour De France 13.01.2022 @ 15:262022 Upcoming Tournament Overview 03.01.2022 @ 09:45Best Place to Find Stand-Up Paddleboards 16.06.2021 @ 08:16What are Primoz Roglic’s Chances to Win 2021 Tour de Fr... 17.03.2021 @ 08:37Amazing victory by young champion Sarah Gigante 04.02.2021 @ 14:21Three reasons why cycling is one of the best ways to ex... 28.09.2020 @ 12:03Why do businesses use meeting room managers? 14.09.2020 @ 13:42Five things that you can do, if you want to gain more f... 20.08.2020 @ 15:38One for the road 09.06.2020 @ 15:25List of CyclingQuotes previews 07.05.2020 @ 13:20Blue Energy: room for all interests 26.08.2019 @ 12:56Get your daily dose of exercise at home 08.07.2019 @ 10:443 good advice to be able to afford your favorite bike 25.02.2019 @ 12:32Cycle through gorgeous landscapes 22.10.2018 @ 21:41Balance Your Economy and Diet and Start Saving Money 08.10.2018 @ 11:18Stay Safe: 3 Helmets That Can Keep Your Head Protected... 20.07.2018 @ 07:59Planning to bet on Tour De France - Bet types and strat... 24.05.2018 @ 14:18Basics of cycling betting 25.10.2017 @ 13:10Bauer moves to ORICA-SCOTT 28.08.2017 @ 10:45End of the road for CyclingQuotes 08.01.2017 @ 16:00Rui Costa confirms Giro participation 07.01.2017 @ 12:55Van Avermaet: I am not afraid of Sagan 07.01.2017 @ 09:45Unchanged course for E3 Harelbeke 07.01.2017 @ 09:32Jenner takes surprise win at Australian U23 Championships 07.01.2017 @ 08:53No replacement for Meersman at Fortuneo-Vital Concept 06.01.2017 @ 19:14Barguil with two goals in 2017 06.01.2017 @ 19:06More details about French Vuelta start emerges 06.01.2017 @ 14:16Kristoff to start season at Etoile de Besseges 06.01.2017 @ 14:10Ion Izagirre announces schedule for first year at Bahrain 06.01.2017 @ 12:40JLT Condor optimistic for Herald Sun Tour 06.01.2017 @ 09:19Haas leads Dimension Data trio in fight for Australian... 06.01.2017 @ 09:15Sagan spearheads Bora-hansgrohe at Tour Down Under 06.01.2017 @ 09:12Henao and Thomas lead Sky Down Under 06.01.2017 @ 09:09Bauer crowned New Zealand TT champion 06.01.2017 @ 08:33Van der Poel ready to defend Dutch title 05.01.2017 @ 21:00Pantano ambitious for first Tour with Trek 05.01.2017 @ 20:41Landa with new approach to the Giro 05.01.2017 @ 20:36Sunweb Development Team sign Goos and Zepuntke 05.01.2017 @ 20:27Dumoulin confirms Giro participation 05.01.2017 @ 20:19Bauer targets victories in Quick-Step debut 05.01.2017 @ 20:16Gaviria and Boonen lead Quick-Step in San Juan 05.01.2017 @ 20:13Team Sunweb presented in Germany 05.01.2017 @ 20:09ASO take over major German WorldTour race 05.01.2017 @ 11:01Team Sunweb unveil new jersey 05.01.2017 @ 10:54Reactions from the Australian TT Championships 05.01.2017 @ 08:27Dennis defends Australian TT title 05.01.2017 @ 08:21Scotson takes back to back U23 TT titles in Australia 05.01.2017 @ 08:15Utrecht on track to host 2020 Vuelta 04.01.2017 @ 18:28Pre-season setback for Talansky 04.01.2017 @ 17:56Kristoff: It's not impossible for me to win in Rou... 04.01.2017 @ 17:49Boom close to first cyclo-cross win in LottoNL debut 04.01.2017 @ 17:40UAE Abu Dhabi make late signing of Arab rider 04.01.2017 @ 17:36UAE Abu Dhabi unveil new jersey 04.01.2017 @ 17:30BMC unveil race schedule 04.01.2017 @ 17:21

Currently no news in this list

Robert JAVIER
37 years | today
Christophe TANJON
40 years | today
Andrea VENDRAME
30 years | today
Connor MC ALLISSTER
36 years | today
Nick KLEBAN
25 years | today

© CyclingQuotes.com