Club Meeting: July 26 - Davis Phinney

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TCSD, Come join your fellow club members and friends for an unforgettable evening with cycling legend Davis Phinney!
Location:
Deni & Jeff Jacobs Challenged Athletes Center
9591 Waples Street
San Diego, CA 92121
(East of the 805 at  Mira Mesa Blvd)


Agenda:

4:00P Set Up
5:00P Food & Social
5:15P Tri Rock 101 Clinic
6:00P Announcements & Raffle
7:00P Davis Phinney emceed by Bob Babbitt of Competitor Group
7:45P Book Sales, Signing & Pictures.. ($15.00 for book cash/check)
8:00P Clean Up / Breakdown

 

Davis Phinney (born July 10, 1959 in Boulder, Colorado) is a former professional road bicycle racer from the United States. He is known as a fast sprinter, and claims to have won the most races in American history. In 1986, he became the first American to win a stage at the Tour de France, while riding on the American-based team 7-Eleven Cycling Team. His racing career spanned two decades and included two stage victories in the Tour de France, a United States National Road Race Championships title, and the 1984 Olympic Bronze Medal in the Men's 100 km Team Time Trial, alongside Ron Kiefel, Clarence Knickman, and Andrew Weaver.

 

Since retiring from cycling, Davis has remained active as a cycling sports commentator, public speaker, journalist, and avid Nordic ski racer. He is married to champion cyclist Connie Carpenter-Phinney, with whom he has two children, Taylor and Kelsey. On Thursday, August 9, 2007, Taylor became the Junior World Time Trial champion at the 2007 UCI Junior World Road and Track Championships held in Aguascalientes, Mexico, and on September 29, 2010, he became the 2010 UCI Under 23 World Time Trial champion.

Davis was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease at the age of 40, and established the Davis Phinney Foundation in 2004, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The Boulder, Colorado-based foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of people with Parkinson's disease – today and in future.

The Davis Phinney Foundation aims to inspire and inform people living with Parkinson’s through:

  • Information on how to live well with PD through the Victory Summit and Every Victory Counts programs
  • Investment in research that can improve quality of life
  • Impacting the lives of people with PD through funding of exercise and speech programs
  • Encouragement of those impacted by the disease to celebrate the daily victories in their lives

Major results

1981
1982
  • 1st, Points classification, Coors Classic
1983
  • 1st (Gold), Pan American Games - Team time trial
  • 1st, Points classification, Coors Classic
1984
1985
  • 1st, Points classification, Coors Classic
1986
  • 1st, Points classification, Coors Classic
1987
Winner stage 12
  • 1st, Points classification, Coors Classic
1988
1989
1990
1991
1993