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Taylor Phinney finished on time with his team mates after he punctured in Eneco Tour Stage 3, Wednesday (© BMC / Tim de Waele)
Taylor Phinney finished on time with his team mates after he punctured in Eneco Tour Stage 3, Wednesday (© BMC / Tim de Waele)

Eneco Tour, Stage 3: Phinney Back After His Puncture

8. August 2012

BMC Racing Team’s leader Taylor Phinney punctured in the end of Eneco Tour Stage 3, Wednesday, but he managed to finish in time.



Did Not Lose Time

 

It’s been a good day for the BMC Racing Team in the 188-kilometers race before team’s leader had puncture with 5 kilometres to go, explains Sport Director assistant Max Sciandri,,« Everything was working really well, then Taylor punctured at the worst moment, hopefully Martin (Kohler) gave him a wheel, and Quinziato and Burghardt stopped to put him back so he managed to enter in the group and not to lose time. » After the peloton caught the 4 men breakaway of the day, Theo Bos (Rabobank Cycling Team) won the stage from a massive sprint and Jens Keukeleire (Orica-GreenEdge) kept the race lead as all the BMC Racing Team’s riders crossed the line from the field, in the same time as stage winner. « If there had been a bigger break with more than 6 guys we would have had somebody in, but we were pretty sure with Fabio (Baldato) that it would finish in a sprint today, » said Sciandri. « Initially we were thinking we might have Blythe playing for the stage win but we focussed all the efforts for Taylor. »