Taylor Phinney leads Giro d'Italia
HERNING, Denmark -- American Taylor Phinney won the first stage of the Giro d'Italia, a 5.4-mile individual time trial on Saturday.
Phinney becomes the first American to wear the pink jersey since Christian Vande Velde when Garmin won the opening team time trial in Palermo in 2008.
The BMC Racing cyclist finished in 10.26 minutes, nine seconds ahead of British cyclist Geraint Thomas (Sky Procycling) in the 198-strong field. Home favorite Alex Rasmussen, whose career hung in the balance ...
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