Ardooie - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  illustration - sfeer - illustratie Taylor Phinney (USA / BMC Racing Team)  pictured during  Eneco Tour stage -3 - UCI World Tour) from Blankenberge to Ardooie - photo Dion Kerckhoffs/Cor Vos © 2016 motard Kenny Verfaillie
  • jh

    Good article. I’m glad to see him change things up by going to Cannondale. Sounds like an interesting set of riders for the classics and I’m hoping to see Phinney on a Podium in next spring’s semi classics or better.
    I’m routing for him for a strong Worlds and a good 2017.

  • ng

    Awesome article! Can anyone elaborate on one of the bands that Taylor recommended? Berlin DJs doesn’t seem to yield a unique band/artist on Spotify or a Google query. Cheers!

    • He didn’t really specify any artist in particular.
      For Berlin DJs look at the clubs Berghain and Tresor and who plays there – Ricardo Villalobos, Tama Sumo, The Field, Ricardo Villalobos, Ben Klock, Shed, Ellen Allien, Nick Höppner and record labels Ostgut Ton, Perlon, Tresor..

      He said he saw a guy called Flume someplace in Colorado last month.

    • winkybiker

      I recall seeing an F1 driver (Rosberg?) claim that he was into all sorts of music – “Everything from Coldplay to U2” was the quote (or something similar).

      • ng

        Naming two highly renown bands doesn’t seem like that wide of a range of music. What is the everything between those two? I enjoy listening to/finding lesser known music and I appreciate others who do so as well. Taylor divulging some of these artists I have not heard of led me to discover some great new songs!

        • winkybiker

          That was my point. I guess my humour is just too subtle.

  • Davobaddiel

    Cannondale Drapac is the wrong place to go to reinvigorate your career

    • Guy Ross

      Reinvigorating his career? Where did he say that? Most of the interview was him speaking about his psychological well being.

      Taylor isn’t stupid, he knows the business and what he is getting with JV. Whatever his goals are, I’ll bet he gets the best offer to achieve them with Cannondale.

      • Davobaddiel

        Why else would he leave BMC, if he didn’t get offered a contract that’s a sure sign as any he is stagnated.

        • Guy Ross

          Who knows? Possibly the guy who pens opinions about the still legal abuse of pain killers on teams actually has standards which goes beyond money and winning? More control over his schedule? Personal connections to the team as he reported? Maybe his sister’s cat is sick and Cannondale has a clause allowing him to attend the burial?

  • Boo

    I can’t see Phinney ever fulfilling his huge potential as a cyclist. He is too sane. To do what is necessary to be at the top in such a difficult sport as cycling, a rider needs to be a little crazy, a little desperate. He will be a good domestique for Cannondale for a year or two and he’ll be out of the sport. You’ve got to really want it. To be your absolute best, you have to be monomaniacal.

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