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Taylor Phinney

Date of birth:
27/06/1990
Nationality:
United States

Looking ahead to 2012

Taylor Phinney’s main goal for 2012 will be to race the time trial in the Olympic Games – but with only one spot available for USA riders, and veteran riders Dave Zabriskie and Levi Leipheimer also competing to ride, he will have a fight on his hands to even get to London. The Olympics are a family business for Phinney, with his mother, Connie Carpenter, winning the gold medal in the road race, and his father, Davis Phinney winning bronze in the team time trial and coming fifth in the road race, in the 1984.

And at just 21, Phinney’s results show how much of his famous parents’ talents he has inherited. If he doesn’t make it to the London Olympic Games, he’ll take everything he learned from 2011 forward on the roads, having given up track for the time being. Phinney will also race a number of the Classics and most likely a grand tour, in what will be his second year as a professional.
 

2011

Phinney’s first year as a pro didn’t go to plan – partly through a string of injuries and illnesses, and partly, as he admitted, because of mistakes he made at the beginning of the season. Still, he came back for the second half of the season, and although he pulled out of the Vuelta with fatigue, he came a creditable fifth in the Stage 10 time trial, and gained a lot of experience for the future.

1st Prologue Eneco Benelux Tour
2nd Points & 4th General Classification Eneco Benlux Tour
5th Stage 10 Vuelta a España

2010

Winning his second Worlds jersey in the individual pursuit and coming third in the omnium started a year that saw him winning his second Paris-Roubaix espoirs race and dominate the Olympia’s Tour.

1st Track World Championships, Individual Pursuit
3rd Track World Championships, Omnium
1st u23 World ITT Championships
1st Olympia’s Tour
1st Prologue & Stages 1, 2, 6, Olympia’s Tour
1st Prologue Tour de l’Avenir
1st National ITT Champsionships

2009

Winning his first elite World title and the u23 Paris-Roubaix race took Phinney out of the junior ranks in fine style

1st Track World Championships, Individual Pursuit
3rd Track World Championships, Kilometre TT
1st u23 Paris-Roubaix
1st Prologue Flèche du Sud

2008

1st Junior Track World Championships, Individual Pursuit
3rd Junior World ITT Championships
1st National ITT Championships
1st National Track Championships, Individual Pursuit & Kilometre

2007

1st Junior World ITT Championships
1st National Track Championships, Individual Pursuit


 

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