Worst Retirement Ever

Phil Gaimon was a professional cyclist from 2009-2016. He’s the author of “Draft Animals” (2017), “Pro Cycling on $10 a Day” (2014) and “Ask a Pro” (2016), an ordained minister, amateur comedian, podcaster, Fondo host, and creative marketer.

Phil is retired from racing, now riding bikes for fun and chasing hillclimb records around the world for his YouTube show, “Worst Retirement Ever,” a video series highlighting Phil’s outdoor cycling adventures, tips, and completely self-imposed misery. He’s retired from racing, but that doesn’t stop him from training hard, performing, and suffering.

Birth Date: 01/28/1986
Height: 6’1″
Weight: 150 lbs
VO2 Max: 88.7
Coach: Frank Overton, Fascat Coaching


Hillclimb World Champion, 2018 and 2019
1st Puerto Vallarta Hillclimb
USA Cycling Hillclimb National Champion, 2017
3 x Winner Mt. Washington Hillclimb
Over 1000 KOMs on Strava
1st Overall, Redlands Cycling Classic 2012
1st Overall, Redlands Cycling Classic 2015
Over 100 wins in 10-year professional racing career.