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Phinney, 17, likely on way to Beijing in individual pursuit

Updated: March 26, 2008, 8:13 PM ET
Associated Press

MANCHESTER, England -- Cycling runs in Taylor Phinney's family.

Just six months after making his track debut, the 17-year-old prodigy from an American cycling dynasty is likely off to the Beijing Olympics.

The son of American road star Davis Phinney and 1984 Olympic gold medalist Connie Carpenter-Phinney was quick to express his disappointment after clocking 4:22.358 in the individual pursuit at the world track championships on Wednesday.

Still, that time would be good enough ...

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