BMC Racing's Taylor Phinney, winner of the USA Cycling men's time trial championship on Saturday in Chattanooga, crashed hard on Lookout Mountain in Monday's men's national road race championship.
Phinney crashed hard on the descent following the first of four climbs of Lookout Mountain and was taken to Erlanger hospital for treatment, according to BMC press officer Sean Weide.
Bill Kellick with USA Cycling confirmed through BMC officials that Phinney suffered a broken leg in crash.
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Jim Tanner has worked as assistant sports editor at the Times Free Press since late 2006. He started at the Times Free Press in 2001 and worked as a news copy/design editor from 2001 through 2006. In addition to working as a night and weekend editor producing local and national sports coverage for print and online readers, Jim occasionally writes local sports and outdoors stories. Jim grew up in Ringgold, Ga., and is a graduate ...