Taylor Phinney (USA)

Turned pro


Date of birth

June 27, 1990

Place of birth

Boulder, Colorado, USA


United States


Boulder, Colorado, USA


6 ft 5.5 inch / 197 cm


180 lbs / 82 kg



Bio snapshot

Broke his lower left leg in two places and injured his left knee in a crash at the USA Cycling professional road race championship ... Won second national time trial title two days before his crash with 51-second victory over Tom Zirbel ... Soloed final 25 kilometers to win Amgen Tour of California Stage 5 in Santa Barbara ... Also earned "most courageous rider" honors for his heroics ... Sickness prevented him from taking the start at Milan-San Remo ... Crash at Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne required six stitches to his left knee ... Won overall and best young rider honors after winning Stage 1 time trial at Dubai Tour ... Runner-up in the Stage 5 individual time trial at Tour de San Luis and finished 10th on final stage ... 2013: Suffered two crashes in three days at Eneco Tour of Benelux, with the second (on Stage 6) forcing his withdrawal mid-race ... Scored first professional road race win on Stage 4 of Tour de Pologne by soloing from seven kilometers and narrowly holding off the pack ... Third in final-day individual time trial at the Tour de Pologne ... Third in the sprint at Giro della Toscana ... Team-best seventh-place finish at Milan-San Remo ... Part of squad that won team classification at Tour of Oman ... Third overall and best young rider at Tour of Qatar while helping win team time trial and team classification ... 2012: Won opening stage individual time trial at Giro d'Italia and wore the leader's jersey for next three stages ... Silver medalist in individual time trial of the UCI Road World Championships and part of runner-up squad in the team time trial ...  Finished fourth in the road race and fourth in the time trial at the Olympic Games in London ... Runner-up on Stage 6 time trial at Eneco Tour of Benelux ... Member of winning team time trial squad at Giro del Trentino and wore leader’s jersey for Stage 2 … 2011: Winner of Eneco Tour prologue on the way to fourth place overall ... Runner-up at Tour de Romandie prologue … Fifth in Stage 10 time trial at Vuelta a España … 2010 World Under 23 time trial champion and 2010 U.S. national time trial champion … Also owns two elite world pursuit championships (2009, 2010), one junior world pursuit title (2008) and one junior world time trial championship (2007) … Seven-time elite national champion on the track … Made a $25,000 donation to the Davis Phinney Foundation (2012). 

Specialties and Strengths

Time trials, one-day classics

Top 10 results 2014

May 24

U.S. Time Trial Championships


May 18

Amgen Tour of California, Stage 7


May 16

Amgen Tour of California, Stage 5


May 15

Amgen Tour of California, Stage 4


May 14

Amgen Tour of California, Stage 3 


May 13

Amgen Tour of California, Stage 2 ITT


May 12

Amgen Tour of California, Stage 1


Mar. 1

Omloop Het Nieuwsblad


Feb. 8

Dubai Tour


Dubai Tour, Best Young Rider


Feb. 6

Dubai Tour, Stage 2


Feb. 5

Dubai Tour, Stage 1 (ITT)


Jan. 26

Tour de San Luis, Stage 7


Jan. 24   

Tour de San Luis, Stage 5 (ITT)




Career Highlights


1st, Stage 4, Tour de Pologne (POL)
1st, Stage 2 (TTT), Tour of Qatar (QAT)
3rd overall, Tour of Qatar (QAT)
3rd, Stage 7 (TT), Tour de Pologne (POL)
3rd, Giro della Toscana (ITA)


1st, Stage 1 (TTT), Giro del Trentino (ITA) 
1st, Stage 1 (TT), Giro d’Italia (ITA)
1st, Stage 7 (TT), USA Pro Challenge (USA) 
2nd, TTT, UCI Road World Championships (NED) 
2nd, TT, UCI Road World Championships (NED)


1st, prologue, Eneco Tour (NED)
2nd, prologue, Tour de Romandie (SUI)
4th overall, Eneco Tour (NED)
4th, Stage 7, Tour of Austria (AUT)