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Phinney inducted into Colorado Sports Hall of Fame

Cycling legend and Colorado native Davis Phinney was inducted into the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame Tuesday night in Denver. The Tour de France stage winner, who racked up 300 wins in his professional career, headed up an inductee class that included longtime University of Colorado women’s basketball coach Ceal Barry and Denver Broncos defensive lineman Dennis Smith. A graduate of Boulder High School, Phinny won a bronze medal at the 1984 Olympic games in the team time trial, as well as two stages of the Tour de France — one in 1986 and another in 1987. In 2000 Phinney was diagnosed with

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By VeloNews Interactive

Cycling legend and Colorado native Davis Phinney was inducted into the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame Tuesday night in Denver.

The Tour de France stage winner, who racked up 300 wins in his professional career, headed up an inductee class that included longtime University of Colorado women’s basketball coach Ceal Barry and Denver Broncos defensive lineman Dennis Smith.

A graduate of Boulder High School, Phinny won a bronze medal at the 1984 Olympic games in the team time trial, as well as two stages of the Tour de France — one in 1986 and another in 1987.

In 2000 Phinney was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. He created the Davis Phinney Foundation to advance research into the disease, which degrades the nervous system. His son, Taylor, is a sophomore at Boulder High School and a junior racer.