Cannondale-Garmin rides to success in Spain and France
The Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling team scored two big victories over the weekend. On Saturday, Ben King secured the team’s first individual race win of the season with a Stage 1 victory during the Criterium International in Corsica, France. The 26-year old came in as a late replacement for a sick teammate and he rebounded from a crash last week in Milan San Remo in big fashion.
“We’ve had some bad luck, but we haven’t lost our fighting spirit,” King said. “So, I desperately wanted to get the win for my teammates. That was my motivation. I’m happy I was able to deliver.”
King held the lead going into the third and final stage on Sunday, but fell off the pace and finished 32nd overall.
Ben King waves to the crowd after winning Stage 1 of the Criterium International
In the Volta a Catalunya on Sunday, Tom Danielson topped the podium for the King of the Mountain classification along with the Most Aggressive Rider award. Danielson, a veteran of the Cannondale-Garmin team, was pleased with his result in Spain.
“This week has been an incredible experience,” Danielson explains. “I feel like I progressed as a rider learning to be more confident and take more risks.”
Tom Danielson holds up his trophy after finishing the final stage of the Volta a Catalunya
Danielson logged his Sunday ride of nearly 80 miles in Garmin Connect. Make sure you click here to check out all of his data.
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