Tour de France: Phinney’s polka dots

    We thought Taylor Phinney gave us some fabulous quotes for our press release about his mountain jersey. We were wrong. No, correction. His quotes were fabulous — just not as fabulous as the ones he saved up for VeloNews.

    Taylor Phinney was “completely naked,” he specified, when Charly Wegelius walked into his Düsseldorf hotel room with a plan. “He started talking to me about what he wants to do on this stage today,” Phinney said, 24 hours later, standing with a newly-earned polka dot jersey on his shoulders. “I was sort of half like, ‘Yo, bro, I’m naked. But also, I’m listening.’”

    How can you not keep reading with a lede like that?