Thanks for nothing, Lance

Andrew Talansky and the bold new kids of U.S. cycling aren't looking back

Originally Published: July 1, 2013
By Joe Lindsey | ESPN The Magazine

IF AMERICAN Andrew Talansky wins a stage at his first Tour de France this year, he'll already be prepared for what happens next -- not on the road but in the news conference.

On a rainy day in March, Talansky won a stage and took the lead of the eight-day Paris-Nice, a key prep race for the Tour. Talansky used speed and smarts to outsprint six riders, including eventual overall winner Richie Porte of Team Sky, and flashed the same biceps-flexing victory pose Lance ...

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