BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – Cyclist Taylor Phinney of Boulder is hoping he can keep a family tradition alive when he competes in the Olympics in London.

Phinney competed in the games in Beijing four years ago. His mother and father both won Olympic medals in the 1984 games.

“I think you have to go to the Olympics with the goal of getting a medal,” Phinney said. “I don’t think anybody who goes to the Olympics just to go to the Olympics really deserves to be there. You’ve got to go there thinking that, ‘Hey, I’m going to go to the Olympics because I want an Olympic medal.’ ”

Phinney is one of 24 cyclists who’ll represent the U.S. He would love to add another medal to the family trophy case this summer.


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