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
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, the maglia rosa, 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.
After being a member of the Trek–Livestrong team (2009-2010), BMC Racing (2011-2016), Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling Team (2017-2019), Phinney announced his retirement in late 2019. As a world champion, and three-time Olympian, Phinney remains active in the world of cycling, recently announcing a junior and women’s enduro club in Girona, Spain.
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