After a light racing schedule in the first half of 2017, plus some misfortune, Andrew Talansky comes up short at the Tour de France.
The American GC rider hopes to bury some bad memories on the Planche des Belles Filles Wednesday.
This year's group of Americans starting the Tour de France is half of what it was at the Giro d'Italia in May.
Cannondale-Drapac's team features GC dark horse Andrew Talansky as well as Taylor Phinney making his Tour de France debut.
The Amgen Tour of California showed us a new LottoNL-Jumbo team and a steadily improving Andrew Talansky.
Andrew Talansky's win in the Amgen Tour of California queen stage breaks his Slipstream outfit's two-year WorldTour win drought.
Andrew Talansky out-sprints Rafal Majka at the top of Mount Baldy in stage 5 of the Amgen Tour of California.
Thursday's route to the top of the finishing climb will prove decisive in the GC standings, but it won't decide the race's outcome.
After three tough runs at the Amgen Tour of California, Andrew Talansky found his groove in 2016. He's aiming for the overall this year.
Once known for his angry tirades, Andrew Talansky has found a new level of maturity and composure, and with it success.