CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

• 2012- World Championships: Road Cycling- 2nd Place
• 2012 Olympic Games (London, England)- 4th Place Road Race event; 4th Place Time Trial event
• 2012- ITT USA Pro Cycling Challenge (Stage 7)- 1st Place
• 2012- ITT Giro d’Italia (Stage 1)- 1st Place
• 2012- Giro Del Trentino: Team Time Trial – 1st place; wore the coveted leader’s jersey for a day
• 2010- UCI Track World Championships: Individual Pursuit- 1st Place
• 2010- U23 World Championships: Road Race- 3rd Place
• 2010- U23 World Time Trial Champion
• 2010- National Professional Time Trial Champion- Youngest winner ever
• 2010- Olympia’s Tour: 1st Place overall, winner of 4 out of 7 individual stages
• 2010- U23 Paris-Roubaix- 1st Place
• 2009- UCI Track World Championships: Individual Pursuit- 1st Place, Youngest elite winner ever
• 2009- National Championships: Individual Pursuit- 1st Place
• 2009- National Points Race- 1st Place
• 2009- National Championships: Team Pursuit- 1st Place
• 2009- Fleche du Sud: Prologue- 1st Place
• 2009- U23 Paris-Roubaix- 1st Place
• 2009- UCI Track World Cup: 4,000m Individual Pursuit- Gold medal- Set new U.S. Record
• 2009- UCI Track World Cup Finals (Copenhagen): 1k- Gold medal- Set new American Record
• 2008- Olympic Games (Beijing, China)- 7th Place track cycling Individual Pursuit
• 2008- Jr. World Championships (Cape Town, South Africa)- Gold medal- Jr. World Champion
• 2008- Named to U.S. Olympic Cycling Team for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing
• 2008- Ranked 3rd in the world in the Individual Pursuit
• 2008- USA Cycling Olympic Team Trials- Set junior world record in 3,000 meter individual pursuit race
• 2008- UCI Track Cycling World Championships (Manchester, England) – Set Jr. world record in track pursuit
• 2008- UCI World Cup Championships (Los Angeles, CA)- 1st Place
• 2007- National Championship: Track, Pursuit, Elite (Carson, CA)- 1st Place
• 2007- Junior World Championship: Road, ITT (Aguascalientes, Mexico)- 1st Place
• 2006- Junior National Championship: Cylo-cross (USA)- 3rd Place; Time Trial Road, ITT (USA)- 2nd Place

BIO

Taylor Phinney is considered one of USA Cycling’s brightest hopes for the future. Taylor is a five-time World Champion and has earned nine medals at the World Championships as a Junior, U23 and Elite competitor.

Following a January ’08 World Cup win, at the March 2008 time trials in Manchester, England, Phinney landed himself a spot on the 2008 Olympic Cycling team to compete in Beijing, China. Taylor came in 7th place in the track cycling Individual Pursuit event at the 2008 Olympics.

In 2009, Taylor earned a gold medal and set a new American record in both the UCI Track World Cup 4,000m Individual Pursuit, and in the 1k finals. He also won the gold at both the 2009 and 2010 UCI Track Cycling World Championships. Taylor followed up his gold medal at the 2010 World Championships with a bronze medal in the U23 World Cycling Championships Road Race just two days later. Taylor is the youngest Elite World Champion ever (2009 in the Individual Pursuit) and the youngest U.S. Pro Champion in the Road Race Time Trial, having defeating the 2008 Olympic bronze medalist.

Affectionately known as “Mini Phinney,” racing is in his DNA. Taylor is the son of former professional cyclist Davis Phinney, the first American to win a stage of the Tour de France, Olympic bronze medalist and elite pro rider for two decades, and Connie Carpenter, one of just a handful of two-sport Olympians, having first competed at the 1972 Winter Games in speed skating at the age of 14, and later at the 1984 Summer Games as a cyclist where she won the gold medal during the first-ever Olympic women’s cycling event.

Taylor took on some major cycling races and had some outstanding top finishes throughout the 2011-2012 season. He started the 2012 season by helping his team win the Giro del Trentino’s Team Time Trial where he wore the leader’s jersey for a day. He placed first in Stage 1 of the ITT Giro d’Italia, first in Stage 7 of the ITT USA Pro Cycling Challenge, and just barely missed out on a medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, coming in 4th place in both the Olympic Road Race and in the Olympic Time Trial competitions. Following the Olympics, he went on to win the silver medal at the World Road Cycling Championships in September. Taylor Phinney continues to gain respect as a young cycling phenomenon who has rapidly built a name for himself in the sport.

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