Tag: Taylor 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.
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.
Taylor Phinney has come a long way in the past 12 months. The now 18 year old cycling phenom came on with us for the first time before racing the boards at the Home Depot Center Velodrome last fall. Since then, he has won the Junior World Championship on the track in the Individual Pursuit, made the US Olympic team in the same event, took seventh in Beijing and been singled out personally by seven time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong to lead his brand new under-23 team.
Taylor Phinney. Can you believe that the son of cycling legends Davis Phinney and Connie Carpenter is now 17 years old and one the best up and coming cyclists in this country? He won the Junior World Time Trial World Championship this summer and is hoping to make his first Olympic team at the trials this October