Phinney's talents on the bike were matched by his ability to express himself off it. We trace the key threads that ran through his career, as he told them to us.
While the long list of riders retiring in 2019 doesn't include major stars, some of the peloton's hardest workers and most loyal teammates are hanging up their race shoes.
Stetina, Reijnen, and van Garderen reflect on Phinney's rollercoaster career and unique temperament.
On Wednesday Taylor Phinney announced his plans to retire from pro road cycling following the 2019 season. Phinney, 29, rides away from the sport having won 13 professional races and four world titles, and having won over throngs of adoring fans. Perhaps more than his victories, Phinney will be remembered for his sense of humor, his unique perspective on the sport, and his penchant for goofing around for the cameras. Below, we have compiled a collection of our favorite images from Phinney's professional career.
The American superstar confirmed that he didn't have the same drive and will move on to pursue art
Americans Phinney and Bookwalter among those to end the season without a deal in place for 2020, along with 2019 stars Dennis and Bennett.
Top level roadies bring various ambitions to famed 100-miler in Colorado.
The 2019 Dirty Kanza featured hot temperatures, sunshine, and a compelling battle in both the men's and women's races. VeloNews photo director Brad Kaminski was in Emporia this year to capture all of the action from the weekend
After a top-10 result in Paris-Roubaix 2018, expectations are high for Phinney, but a nagging knee injury has limited his racing in the early classics.