Max Sciandri

Max Sciandri switched from training the British Cycling Academy riders to training American cyclist and current Giro d'Italia leader, Taylor Phinney. Phinney won the opening time trial stage yesterday in Herning, Denmark; Sciandri, as BMC Racing sports director, was in the car behind.

"I'm just happy to be in the centre of a bunch of young riders," Sciandri told Cycling Weekly this morning. "A lot of these guys love the Italian way of living, Geraint Thomas is one of them, [Mark] Cavendish loves Italy as well. Taylor is more Italian than most."

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