Taylor Phinney's Bio
Taylor Phinney was born into a cycling family. His father, Davis Phinney, was the first American to win a road stage at the Tour de France. His mother, Connie Carpenter, won the first Olympic women’s road race in 1984. The son of two Olympians, Taylor followed in his family’s footsteps early in his career, making his Olympic debut on the velodrome in Beijing when he was only 18.
Four years later, Taylor won the opening stage of the Giro d’Italia and wore the coveted maglia rosa as the race leader. He’s spent three years in the stars and stripes after being crowned US national time trial champion in 2010, 2014 and 2016. He won races in Poland, Holland, the UAE, Colorado, California, and Utah.
A crash at 60 miles/hour during the 2014 US National Road Championships left Taylor with a potentially career-ending fractured leg. He was told by doctors he might never ride again. He rode. And he raced.
He finished his first Tour de France with Cannondale-Drapac last July where he spent a day atop the King of the Mountains classification, supported teammate Rigoberto Uran to second place and produced daily video diaries for NBC, taking viewers into the hotel room, onto the bus, and inside his head.
1st Track World Championships - individual pursuit (2009, 2010)
1st Road World Championships - team time trial (2015)
2nd Road World Championships - time trial (2012)
4th London Olympics - road race (2012)
4th London Olympics - time trial (2012)