Taylor Phinney

Follow Taylor with this exclusive Cyclingnews diary as he immerses himself in the international road racing scene.

18-year-old Taylor Phinney is one of the sport's most promising talents and will begin his professional career in 2009 with the Trek-Livestrong team under the guidance of directeur sportif Axel Merckx.

The son of Davis Phinney, twice a Tour de France stage winner, and Olympic gold medallist Connie Carpenter-Phinney, Taylor took to the bike in his teens and quickly found success. In his first three years of racing he picked up two Junior World Championships and four US titles and then went on to represent the United States at the Olympics in Beijing.



Taylor Phinney vs Twitter

Track World Champ takes questions from his Twitter followers

Road to recovery

Taylor Phinney goes under the knife but finds time to put together a Halloween photo album


A roller coaster ride season

From high to low… again

After a phenomenal start to the season the American high-flyer is back to earth with a bump. Can he salvage his season?
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