Team Garmin: From Brest to Beijing in a month


Vdv_004 It’s not just the hours spent each day during a stage of a grand tour that have the elite cyclists of Team Garmin moving at a whirlwind pace. Since the team was first introduced in Brest, France, in early July, they have been turning heads along rural French roads, at crowded finish lines and on TV sets around the world. To get a clear picture of how Team Garmin spent its month touring France, read Bonnie Ford’s thorough and engaging recap at

But there’s no slowing down. With another European tour already under their belts since rolling down the Champs-Élysées , Team Garmin now focuses on another global gathering of the best cyclists in the world. Six members of the Team Garmin family will square off in Beijing. In Saturday’s Road Race, New Zealand champion Julian Dean and Canada’s Ryder Hesjedal will compete with (and against) Americans David Zabriskie and Christian Vande Velde, fresh off his fifth-place finish in France. Four days later, Hesjedal and Zabriskie hit the streets again for the individual time trial. The next weekend, American teen phenom Taylor Phinney goes for 4000-meter gold on the track. American Mike Friedman rounds out Team Garmin’s time in China with the 50k Madison competition.

Stay tuned at for updates on these amazing cyclists and the rest of Team Garmin’s adventures, including their September visit to Garmin’s backyard during the Tour of Missouri.

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