Taylor Phinney set to retire

Taylor Phinney
Taylor Phinney (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Taylor Phinney, the 29-year-old American who wore the Giro d'Italia's maglia rosa in 2012 but suffered a career-altering injury in 2014, is set to retire from professional bike racing.

Neither the EF Education First rider or his team confirmed the retirement, but  longtime Boulder, Colorado, friend of Phinney's and sports nutritionist Allen Lim posted an update on Instagram thanking Phinney "for all the miles." Comments from several former pros and industry insiders congratulated Phinney on the decision.

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Growing up in Missoula, Montana, Pat competed in his first bike race in 1985 at Flathead Lake. He studied English and journalism at the University of Oregon and has covered North American cycling extensively since 2009, as well as racing and teams in Europe and South America. Pat currently lives in the US outside of Portland, Oregon, with his imaginary dog Rusty.