Davis Phinney was a United States’ professional known for his sprinting ability, which allowed him to win multiple races, often winning sprint stages in multi-day events. During his career he won two stages at the Tour de France, was US professional champion in 1991, won a gold medal in the 1983 Pan American Games team road time trial, and a bronze medal in the 1984 Olympic team time trial. He also won the Tour of Fitchburg in 1991 and 1993. Phinney married Connie Carpenter, who won the Olympic gold medal in the first women’s road race at the 1984 Olympics. Their son, Taylor Phinney, has become a top track rider, winning the individual pursuit world championship in 2009-10. Davis Phinney was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2004, and has established the Davis Phinney Foundation to raise funds for research in the fight against the disease.