Phinney extends with BMC Racing

American stays with BMC Racing

Taylor Phinney has renewed his contract with BMC Racing, the team announced on Thursday. Phinney, runner-up in the time trial world championship in 2012, turned professional with the American team in 2011 and will continue alongside countrymen Tejay van Garderen and Peter Stetina.

“It is always exciting when a young athlete puts their faith in you as Taylor has done with the BMC Racing Team,” team president Jim Ochowicz said in a press release. “He continues to develop his skills and gain valuable experience with each season. His future looks bright and his goals run parallel with ours.”

The BMC team saw upheaval when former lead director John Lelangue’s tenure ended the day after the Tour de France finished in Paris. Soon after, Phinney won stage 4 of the Tour de Pologne — one of three consecutive stage wins for the team in Poland.

“From the riders, to the staff to the management, it’s a team that is really growing into a great home for me,” Phinney said. “I have a lot of respect for a guy like (BMC Racing Team sponsor) Andy Rihs, who is keeping our team afloat and making sure we are all well taken care of.”

Phinney will remain with BMC Racing through 2016. Other terms of the contract were not disclosed.