Jake’s Journal du jour: Resilient Team Garmin surprises in sprints


DEAN It's fitting that Transitions, our fellow sponsor for Team Garmin's pro cycling team, specializes in adaptive lenses. After all, the team has specialized in adapting to surprises and new situations throughout the first week of this year's Tour. When it looked like the wheels were falling off and our team was getting derailed – or in the case of Stage 1, other people's wheels were literally getting tangled in our derailleurs – the argyle armada not only copes but comes out fighting.

When team leader and podium contender Christian Vande Velde was forced from the race with broken ribs, Ryder Hesjedal restored hope by conquering the cobblestones and jumping into fourth place in the overall standings. When sprinting sensation Tyler Farrar took a tumble and cracked his wrist, fellow fastmen Robbie Hunter and Julian Dean stormed into the top 5 on the next sprint finish. And when everyone else assumed Tyler needed more time to heal, he lined up behind our leadout train and showed fans and media alike just how tough our team can be with a top 10 finish in Thursday's stage and second place today. This weekend, the Tour heads into the mountains, the perfect backdrop for dramatic storylines and heroic efforts. Be sure to follow along on Twitter – where I've created lists of my favorite cycling media and the Team Garmin cyclists themselves – and read the recaps from the team and check out their data at Garmin Connect.

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