'US Cycling is not in a crisis, but a transitional phase'

Newly retired American rider Tyler Farrar talks about the current state of cycling in the USA, and the perceived lack of top-level riders in the WorldTour

Neilson Powless, Ian Boswell and Taylor Phinney of the USA.

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

United States cycling is not in a crisis, but in a 'transitional phase' and ready to produce another generation of stars, says recently retired American rider Tyler Farrar.

Farrar won stages in all three Grand Tours and pulled the plug on a long career this month. He was one of the few current stars of a country now ranked 19th.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.