Name: Taylor Phinney
Sport: Cycling
Discipline(s): Road Cycling
Event(s): Road Race, Team Trial
Height: 6-5
Weight: 180
DOB: 6/27/1990
Birthplace: Boulder, Colo.
Hometown: Boulder, Colo.
High School: Boulder High School (Boulder, Colo.) ‘07
Olympic Experience
  • Three-time Olympian (2008, 2012, 2016)
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, 22nd (time trial); DNF (road race)
  • London 2012 Olympic Games, 4th (road race, time trial)
  • Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, 7th (individual pursuit)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2015 – 85th (road race), 12th (time trial)
  • Years of participation: 2009-13, 2015
  • Medals: 5 (2 golds, 2 silvers, 1 bronze)
  • Gold – 2009 (individual pursuit); 2010 (individual pursuit)
  • Silver – 2009 (time trial); 2012 (time trial)
  • Bronze – 2010 (Omnium)
Personal: Son of Davis Phinney and Connie Carpenter-Phinney...Has a younger sister, Kelsey...Lived in Italy for three years as a teenager while his parents ran a European bike touring company...Speaks Italian...Mother, Connie, was the first women’s cyclist to win an Olympic gold medal, winning the first Olympic cycling event for women in the 1984 road race...Previously, his mother also represented Team USA at the 1972 Olympic Winter Games in speedskating...Father, Davis, won a bronze medal in the team time trial at the 1984 Olympic Games and was also a Tour de France stage winner...Interests include dancing, eating, playing video games and doing flips on the trampoline.