The photographs taken immediately after the finish of the Criterium du Dauphine in the French Alps don't betray whether Andrew Talansky is agonized

or ecstatic. His face is reddened and contorted in a way that could be a grimace or a joyous release. Age-line spokes, etched by sun and wind into a 25-year-old face that is both youthful and weather-beaten, radiate out from eyes squeezed shut.