Phinney's terrible day sees Giro lead slip away

Taylor Phinney, Giro d'Italia 2012, stage 4 TTT

Taylor Phinney (BMC Racing) lost the race lead at the Giro d'Italia today in Verona, Italy, at the end of a 33.2-kilometre team time trial. A crash, the same that involved Mark Cavendish (Sky) two days ago, sapped his strength and sprained his ankle.

"I just had like THE worst day on the bike today," he told Cycling Weekly. "I don't really know what that's from, if it's a combination of the ankle and trying to recover. I don't really know. I'm pretty sad to lose the jersey, especially in that way."

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