Phil Gaimon

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Phillip Gaimon)
Jump to: navigation, search
Phil Gaimon
20140906-PhilGaimon.jpg
Gaimon at the 2014 Tour of Alberta
Personal information
Full name Phillip Gaimon
Nickname Phil the Thrill
Born (1986-01-28) January 28, 1986 (age 29)
Columbus, Ohio, United States
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 67 kg (148 lb)
Team information
Current team Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type All-rounder
Amateur team(s)
2005 AG Edwards
2006 VMG Racing
2007 CRCA/Sakonnet Technology U25
2008–2009 Fiordifrutta
Professional team(s)
2009 Jelly Belly Cycling Team
2010–2012 Kenda-Gear Grinder
2013 Bissell
2014 Garmin-Sharp
2015- Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies
Major wins
Redlands Bicycle Classic (2012)
Infobox last updated on
January 27, 2014

Phillip "Phil" Gaimon (born January 28, 1986) is an American professional road racing cyclist who rides for UCI Continental team Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies. He formerly rode for UCI ProTeam Cannondale-Garmin.[1][2] A noted blogger, Gaimon currently writes for VeloNews;[3] he formerly posted at Bicycling.[4] Gaimon is the owner of cycling store, Podium Cycling, and the co-owner of online advocacy store, Share The Damn Road.[5][6] Born in Columbus, Ohio, United States, Gaimon spent his adolescence in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.[5][6] Gaimon currently resides in the North Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, United States.[5][7]

Gaimon at the 2014 Tour de San Luis

After five seasons competing domestically with the Jelly Belly Cycling Team, Kenda-Gear Grinder and Bissell teams, Gaimon signed with the Garmin-Sharp squad for the 2014 season.[8][9][10] Gaimon won his very first race with his new team, stage 1 of the 2014 Tour de San Luis, and managed to hold on throughout the race to finish second overall, behind Nairo Quintana, who claimed the leader's jersey during an individual time trial.[11] Gaimon will go back to the American scene in 2015, riding for Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies on a one-year contract.[12]

Palmarès[edit]

Sources:[7][13][14]

2006
8th Overall Tour of the Bahamas
2007
7th Univest Grand Prix
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
2008
1st Mount Washington Hillclimb[15]
2009
1st Mount Washington Hillclimb[16]
2010
2nd Overall Tour de Taiwan
2011
6th Overall Tour de Beauce
8th Overall Cascade Cycling Classic
2012
1st Overall Jersey yellow.svg Redlands Bicycle Classic
1st Stage 1 (ITT)
4th Overall Cascade Cycling Classic
2013
2nd Overall Tour of the Gila
6th Overall Cascade Cycling Classic
1st Stage 1
2014
2nd Overall Tour de San Luis
1st Stage 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile of Phil Gaimon". Garmin-Sharp (Boulder, Colorado: Slipstream Sports LLC). January 1, 2014. Retrieved January 4, 2014. 
  2. ^ Matthew Beaudin (September 24, 2013). "Garmin set for dramatic overhaul in 2014". VeloNews (San Diego, California: Competitor Group, Inc.). Retrieved November 6, 2013. 
  3. ^ Phil Gaimon. "The Phil Gaimon Diary". VeloNews (San Diego, California: Competitor Group, Inc.). Retrieved November 19, 2013. 
  4. ^ Phil Gaimon (March 23, 2011). "Living the Dream". Bicycling (Emmaus, Pennsylvania: Rodale, Inc.). Retrieved November 19, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Daniel McMahon (June 23, 2013). "Phil Gaimon Interview: The Long Way to Europe and the WorldTour, Garmin, Racing Clean, and Writing a Book". Cycling Reporter (New York City, New York: Daniel McMahon). Retrieved January 9, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Phillip Gaimon at USA Cycling". USA Cycling. Retrieved January 21, 2013. 
  7. ^ Dan Wuori (June 5, 2013). "Gaimon signs with Garmin-Sharp for 2014". VeloNews (San Diego, California: Competitor Group, Inc.). Retrieved December 14, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Earning Garmin-Sharp contract, Gaimon psyched with chance to race at WorldTour level". VeloNation (Chevy Chase, Maryland: VeloNation LLC). June 5, 2013. Retrieved December 14, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Team Garmin-Sharp signs Phil Gaimon for 2014". Garmin-Sharp (Boulder, Colorado: Slipstream Sports LLC). June 5, 2013. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  10. ^ James Startt (January 2014). "Nairo Quintana Wins 2014 Tour de San Luis". Bicycling (Rodale, Inc.). Retrieved 7 October 2014. 
  11. ^ Daniel Benson (7 October 2014). "Q&A: Phil Gaimon signs with Optum Pro Cycling". Cyclingnews.com (Future plc). Retrieved 7 October 2014. 
  12. ^ "Phillip Gaimon at Cycling Archives". Cycling Archives. Retrieved March 7, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Phillip Gaimon at Cycling Base". Cycling Base. Retrieved January 6, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Phillip Gaimon wins Mount Washington Hillclimb". VeloNews (San Diego, California: Competitor Group, Inc.). August 16, 2008. Retrieved December 14, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Phillip Gaimon defends Mt. Washington crown in Bicycle Hillclimb". New Hampshire Lakes and Mountains (Meredith, New Hampshire: Salmon Press Newspapers, Inc.). August 20, 2009. Retrieved December 14, 2013. 

External links[edit]