Thursday, March 26, 2009

Taylor Phinney Lives Up To Promise

American Taylor Phinney lived up to his promise of taking the rainbow bands in the men's individual pursuit on Thursday evening. The 18-year-old bested Australian Jack Bobridge in the final, taking gold with a 4:17.631.

Phinney led from the gun, building up a lead of fractions of a second over the first kilometre of the 4km event, but fell slightly behind Bobridge over the second kilometre. The American rallied in the third quarter, building up a half second lead which he solidified through a strong final leg to win by 2.46 seconds.

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