Olympic cyclist Taylor Phinney will return to racing next week in the Tour of Utah, more than a year after a devastating crash that could have ended his career.
Phinney was hurt in May 2014 when he collided with a motorcycle during the U.S. national championships. Along with a compound fracture of his tibia, Phinney dislocated his fibia, shattered his kneecap and severed his patellar tendon.
The former world pursuit champion will be joined on his BMC Racing Team by Peter Stetina, who is coming back from a similar injury sustained at the Vuelta a Pais Vasco in April.
The American rider crashed into a post in the road and broke his tibia and patella.
The Tour of Utah begins Monday in Logan. It ends the following Sunday in Park City.