Jake’s Journal du jour: Fans cheer Farrar to another podium finish


Tylercrop Now that I'm back in the States, watching Team Garmin on Versus and tracking each stage on Twitter, I'm appreciating just how far the excitement for pro cycling's biggest event stretches beyond the roadsides of France. Though I'm sitting in a cube in our office instead of a team vehicle in the caravan, I can still get unbelievable access to this exhilarating event. So when Tyler Farrar stormed uphill to the line in Saint-Fargeau and scored his second consecutive top-three stage finish, I was cheering the Versus telecast along with everyone updating feverishly on Twitter. Finishing less than a bike's length behind the stage winner, Farrar racked up his fourth top-five finish this month, and he's now tied for third place in the overall points battle. Tyler's teammates also continue to impress as Dave Zabriskie, Danny Pate and Julian Dean make the right moves to put him in place for success while Bradley Wiggins (5th) and Christian Vande Velde (8th) hold their spots in the overall top 10. 

If you're like me and need more Tour excitement once the day's field sprint is over, check out the home page of our newly redesigned Team Garmin minisite. You'll find links to our Flickr photo gallery (for action and candid pictures), Garmin's YouTube channel (for highlights and Edge 705 tutorials), acclaimed filmmaker Nigel Dick's behind-the-scenes videos and the Garmin and Slipstream blogs. You can relive key stages through Team Garmin's Edge 705 data on the Featured Rides page, and you can find out who is on Twitter by visiting the Extras page. Finally, you can get the gear that the team uses in tours – either by registering to win free stuff in our sweepstakes or shopping for Garmin accessories or Team Garmin apparel.

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