THIS EPISODE Mike gets together with a man who needs no introduction. At the tender age of 23, Taylor Phinney can list on his resumé: Olympian, Worlds Medalist, U23 World Champion, Junior World Champion, US Track Champion, US Time Trial Champion, heartthrob of the peloton, and all around snappy dresser.
Mike visits Taylor at his home and is introduced to Phinney’s “high class frat house lifestyle,” as Taylor dubs it. The two kick back and pleasantly pass the time chatting about the correct pronunciation of Phil Gaimon’s name, the value of early social media training, how avoiding dating improves cycling performance, hoping for the most-loved award in the peloton, and Olympic girlfriends.
Along the way they also cover what it’s like to be the child of cycling legends, saddle sore woes, being the brash young American on a stacked international World Tour team, surviving the grind of the BMC racing schedule, and what the future holds.
We guarantee you’re going to be thoroughly entertained by this thoughtful, intelligent, and fascinating conversation with one of the bright stars of the cycling world.
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