World Under 23 TT Champion, U.S. National Elite TT Champion, Two-Time Elite World Pursuit Champion
"TrainingPeaks is awesome. To have everything I'm doing just one click away (maybe more than one, but who's counting), is incredible! Anywhere I am in the world I can look back and see what I've accomplished. I think someone smart once said: 'The only way to move forward is to look back.' I agree with that completely, and in that way TrainingPeaks helps me to be a better cyclist."
The son of former professional racing cyclist Davis Phinney and former Olympic gold medal racing cyclist and speed skater Connie Carpenter-Phinney, Taylor Phinney started bike racing at age 15 on Team Slipstream's Junior Team. He won around 30 races during his first year. His great break through happened in August 2007, when he won the Junior World Championships for the time trial. Since then he has competed in Nationals, World Cups and World Championships for track cycling.
Phinney finished seventh in the individual pursuit at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Later in the year, at the US National Track Championships, he won gold medals in the elite 1km time trial, individual pursuit and team pursuit races. On September 24th, 2008, Lance Armstrong announced that Phinney has been named to the U-23 team being organized by the seven-time Tour de France Champion.