Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Profound Story

Quick, name the American cyclist with the most professional wins?

If you guessed Armstrong or even LeMond, you were wrong, it is Boulder Colorado's Davis Phinney. Davis married Connie Carpenter, a cyclist and Olympic gold medalist herself.

If you guessed that their offspring would be "the chosen one" in cycling you are right. Talk about picking your parents well!

The New York Times has a profound article about the Phinney family.

Their son, Taylor, now 17 is emerging as a cycling prodigy, while Davis himself is suffering from Parkinson's disease. This is an amazing story almost like having Muhammad Ali being Tiger Wood's father.

Remember the name Taylor Phinney, you will be hearing a lot more about this kid.

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