Davis Phinney

Davis Phinney is a bicyclist with many accomplishments, including being the first American to ever win a leg of the Tour de France in 1986, and winning the Olympic Bronze Medal 1984. He also won a gold medal in the Pan-AM Games in 1983 and 4 national titles. He retired from professional bicycle racing in 1993.

Davis was born in Denver, Colorado in 1959. In 2001 he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease at the age of 40, shortly thereafter he set up the Davis Phinney Foundation to help research and fight against this disease.

Sources: The Davis Phinney Foundation, Wikipedia

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