Tag: Davis Phinney
22 year old Taylor Phinney, the son of cycling legends Davis Phinney and Connie Carpenter Phinney, came on to chat about his training as he heads into London for his second Olympics, his strictly business approach to coming home with a medal, the allure of Paris Roubaix, and what he gained from not only winning the first stage of the 2012 Giro d’ Italia, but from completing that classic event.
Taylor Phinney, 21, is 6’4” and 180 pounds and on The BMC Racing Team. Taylor is the perfect lead out guy for the legendary sprinter -and his father – Davis. This rare double header interview kicks off with a chat with Taylor from the Tour of Austria and is followed up by a conversation with Davis, the man they called the Cash Register throughout his illustrious career.
He is the author of Saturday Rules, The Sweet Season, and his latest book is The Happiness of Pursuit. In that book Austin Murphy from Sports Illustrated takes you inside the world of one of America’s greatest cyclists, Davis Phinney. The book is a GREAT read and Austin is a joy to chat with.
For his teammates, Davis Phinney was always their go-to guy when it came to winning time. The same goes for Huddle and me when it comes to lining up a guest for a classic interview. Davis is always our go-to guy as well. His new book, The Happiness of Pursuit, chronicles his legendary years as one of America’s best cyclists, his marriage to Olympic Gold Medalist Connie Carpenter and the blossoming cycling career of their son Taylor. When he was 40 years old, Davis was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease and the book also deals with the creation of the Davis Phinney Foundation and their search every day for small victories.
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Davis Phinney, one of America’s cycling legends and one of our all-time favorite guests, came on with us while recuperating from brain surgery. The wide ranging conversation covered everything from his surgery, dealing with Parkinson’s Disease and the excitement around his son, Taylor Phinney, making the US Olympic team at the age of 17.”"
Davis is one of our favorite guests on The Competitors. We were lucky enough to sit down with him to discuss his career, cycling, his family and of course the Amgen Tour of California as we taped live on the final day of racing through long beach.
Right after Lance won his seventh Tour de France, legendary cyclist Davis Phinney came on air to chat about Lance, about just making the stage cut-off time, about Team 7- Eleven’s half day in yellow and Bob Roll the cyclist and about his fight with Parkinson’s Disease.