Taylor Phinney, Tour of Oman 2011, stage one

It certainly can't be considered a bad pro debut when you finish 16th in your first race.

Still, BMC's Taylor Phinney was a little disappointed all the same, less with his place than the fact that he'd been unable to better lead out his team-mates in the sprint finish of the first stage of the Tour of Oman - won by Rabobank's Theo Bos - after having been impeded by some spectators in the road.

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