RaceTracker, Pate’s place on podium fuel Giro fever


Edge705TeamGarmin WATSON_PATE_00002032-036 A blogger's cubicle confession: When it comes to watching the Giro d'Italia online or filling out an expense report, the Giro wins. Especially when Team Garmin is mixing it up. Ever since Garmin-Slipstream and Universal Sports teamed up to offer the RaceTracker online with live video, commentary and tracking, we've been tuning in to see Tyler Farrar contest the early sprint stages, David Millar, Dave Zabriskie and Bradley Wiggins push the pace of the peloton and Danny Pate survive in today's breakaway that placed him on the podium for Stage 18. We were huddled around a desk, cheering as Danny attacked and countered all the way to the finish line. We figure it's work-related, what with the Garmin logo emblazened everywhere on the kits of the argyle armada and the on-screen analytics of the RaceTracker.

Once the stage is done, there's always plenty to digest, with the race updates on the Team Garmin blog, including different cyclists' Edge 705 data from various stages. For example, did you know that Millar topped out at 944 watts of power in Stage 14? And speaking of impressive power, Wiggins averaged 377 watts during Stage 12. Throw in behind-the-scenes video from the Giro and other races, and it's amazing we get any emails answered before lunch. Especially when you factor in the success that Team Garmin is having at other big races. Irish road champ Dan Martin and his argyle/shamrock jersey landed on the podium of the Volta a Catalunya. Chris Sutton was the runner-up in the opening stage of the Tour of Bavaria. The only real way to keep up with the nonstop action of Team Garmin is to read the team blog, check out Graham Watson's behind-the-scenes pictures on Flickr and follow @TeamSlipstream and @JakesJournal on Twitter. OK, time to go, we have to watch Wiggo talk about his haircut.

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