Phil Gaimon was a pro cyclist from 2009 to 2016, including two years on the WorldTour with Garmin Sharp and Cannondale. He’s done Paris Roubaix, won Redlands twice, and finished second at the Tour of the Gila.
He just retired last year, as he put it, after Jonathan vaughters stopped returning his phone calls. Even though he’s retired he’s still going after hill climb records in North America. He’s also putting on Grand Fondo in Malibu in October and he is the author of three books.
We talk about his life as a pro cyclist, doping in the sport, what it’s like to be in an early break at Paris Roubaix, peeing on the bike, cookies, and more. You’ll like Phil’s stories.