Not sure how I missed this interview for the better part of a year, but it's great. Taylor Phinney emerged as an early archetype of the prodigious young talent in cycling. As a teenager, he had already made his mark by competing in the Olympics, securing rainbow jerseys, and landing a professional contract. Throughout his early twenties, Phinney garnered several prestigious victories on the UCI World Tour circuit, including triumphing in the 2012 Giro d’Italia prologue. However, a severe crash in 2014 led him to reevaluate his career path in the sport. In 2019, Phinney officially retired to explore his passion for art, providing an intriguing subject for today’s episode of the ‘WTF Happened To’ series.