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Taylor Phinney (USA)

Turned pro

2011

Date of birth

June 27, 1990

Place of birth

Boulder, Colorado, USA

Country

United States

Residence

Boulder, Colorado, USA

Height

6 ft 5.5 inch / 197 cm

Weight

180 lbs / 82 kg

Website

taylorphinney.com


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

1st

May 18

Amgen Tour of California, Stage 7

10th

May 16

Amgen Tour of California, Stage 5

1st

May 15

Amgen Tour of California, Stage 4

10th

May 14

Amgen Tour of California, Stage 3 

7th

May 13

Amgen Tour of California, Stage 2 ITT

3rd

May 12

Amgen Tour of California, Stage 1

9th

Mar. 1

Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

7th

Feb. 8

Dubai Tour

1st

Dubai Tour, Best Young Rider

1st

Feb. 6

Dubai Tour, Stage 2

3rd

Feb. 5

Dubai Tour, Stage 1 (ITT)

1st

Jan. 26

Tour de San Luis, Stage 7

10th

Jan. 24   

Tour de San Luis, Stage 5 (ITT)

2nd

 

 

Career Highlights

2013

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)

2012 

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)

2011

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