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Taylor Phinney Gets the Call-Up

Not that everyone doesn't already have the story, but American sprinter/classics prodigy Taylor Phinney will be promoted from the Trek-Livestrong team to represent Team Radio Shack at the Post Danmark Rundt (Tour of Denmark) August 4-8. This should be an incredible showcase for young talent: Rasmus Guldhammer representing HTC, Michael Kreder and Travis Meyer for Garmin, Richie Porte at Saxo Bank, Sep Vanmarcke for Topsport Vlaanderen, and maybe Jens Keukeleire for Cofidis (no roster yet), with the flashy Belgian coming back this past week from a wrist injury. The overall won't go to a sprinter, thanks to one hilly stage and a short ITT, but Phinney against Keukeleire and Tyler Farrar will be awfully fun to watch. Our own Jens will be on hand, so look for lots of photos from inside Danish pubs in the vicinity of the finish line. Should be a great week! I'll defer to Jens on any further coverage, probably after this weekend.