Martin Finishes Strong at Stage 3 of the Tour
With three events of the Tour de France in the books, the Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team has shown some fight while overcoming early obstacles.
After dealing with some struggles in the first weekend, Ride Argyle placed high in Stage 3 with Dan Martin taking fourth place on Monday. Martin was very pleased with this finish, especially after avoiding a major pile up earlier in the race. Martin tweeted out his thoughts on the race.
Martin now sits at 20th place in the overall individual classification.
Wet and Windy Start
On Sunday, Stage 2 was a brutal combination of wet and windy weather conditions. While Cannondale-Garmin had Andrew Talansky and Martin in the front group, a crash midway through the stage sent them back into the second group. That forced the team to chase the rest of the way.
“The first stage of the Tour is always intense,” said sport director Charley Wegelius. “This stage was especially so because of the weather and high winds. We were set in a really good position with Talansky and Dan in that first group.”
Kicking things off on The Fourth of July
The urban time trial was flat but technical, with few canal bridges, underpasses and speed bumps along with numerous corners and a handful of tight turns.
“I didn’t think it was so technical on the recon but going race speed it was more difficult,” said van Barrle. “The crowd was amazing. You were in a tunnel of people. I couldn’t even hear the directors on my radio.”
The Tour de France runs from July 4 – 26 and we’ll be sharing the latest news, updates and Team info from @GarminFitness channels. Also be on the look out for an Instagram takeover from some of the riders on their rest days – you won’t want to miss a look behind-the-scenes.
Also don’t forget to enter our sweepstakes where we will be giving away prizes every single day. Make sure to cheer on the team and share your cycling pics with us using #GoArgyle.
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