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U.S. Cyclists Just Miss Medal Stand

'Heartbreaking' finish according to American Taylor Phinney.

By R. Stickney
|  Saturday, Jul 28, 2012  |  Updated 8:58 AM PDT
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Alexandr Vinokurov (R) of Kazakhstan outsprints Rigoberto Uran Uran of Colombia (L) to the finish line to win the Men's Road Race Road Cycling on day 1 of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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U.S. Cycling came in 4th in Saturday’s road race with Alexandr Vinokurov of Kazakhstan placing first, Rigoberto Uran Uran of Columbia placing second and Alexander Kristoff of Norway coming in third.

American Taylor Phinney of Boulder, Coloroad placed fourth.

“Heartbreaking,” Phinney posted via Twitter. “ Tejay rode his heart out for me today. Congrats to Vino, Uran and Kristoff--well deserved.”

Tejay is Tejay van Garderen who placed 103rd in the race. Other U.S. finishers included Serra HS graduate Christopher Horner of San Diego who placed 92nd with a time of 5:46:46.

This was Horner's first Olympics

Tyler Farrer of Wenatchee, Washington and Timothy Duggan of Nederland, Colorado finished 32nd and 87th respectively. 

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