Royal BikeAlike

It’s a regal BikeAlike today, people.  Both of our participants are of noble parentage; one of a more traditional mode than the other.  I give you Prince William of Britain and cycling phenom Taylor Phinney:

Prince William  Taylor Phinney

The world surely knows William’s lineage, the son of Princess Diana Spencer and Charles, Prince of Wales.  He is in line to be King someday.

Taylor is the son of Olympic champ Connie Carpenter Phinney and Davis Phinney.  As any team physiologist will tell you, “choose your parents well” – and Taylor certainly has.  His mother not only won Olympic Gold, but a slew of national titles as well.  Davis’ palmares are perhaps more impressive; two stage wins at the Tour, God knows how many wins overall (I heard 328 somewhere).  While listening to The Competitors, I heard the tale of his teammates calling him the Cash Register because he won all the primes. 

The kid has crazy talent; if he has it in his heart, the sky is the limit for him.

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