All eyes on Roubaix for Taylor Phinney as knee issue disrupts Classics openers

Phinney is focused on being at full strength for Paris-Roubaix after struggling with a knee injury

Taylor Phinney in the 2019 Dwars Door Vlaanderen (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

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Taylor Phinney (EF Education First) hopes for a strong return by Paris-Roubaix after a knee problem side-lined him in the early cobbled Classics this season.

Right knee soreness forced Phinney to miss the E3 BinckBank Classic and Ghent-Wevelgem in the last week. The American took part in the Dwars Door Vlaanderen on Wednesday (but failed to finish) with eyes on Paris-Roubaix in one and a half weeks.

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