Taylor Phinney: I had that haircut first

Taylor Phinney, Giro d'Italia 2013, stage 13

"Hold on, I had that haircut first," insists American Taylor Phinney. "I did that for the first time last year, in May, at the Giro so hold your horses."

Phinney has had a haircut before the 2013 UCI Road World Championships at his home, away from native Colorado, in Tuscany, Italy. "I got the sides shaved off recently again so I'm back to my Vanilla Ice look," he says.

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Sophie Smith is an Australian journalist, broadcaster and author of Pain & Privilege: Inside Le Tour. She follows the WorldTour circuit, working for British, Australian and US press, and has covered 10 Tours de France.