Team Garmin: Group effort pays off in TTT stage win and Giro leader’s jersey


It was a HUGE day for Team Garmin-Barracuda a true team effort once again paid off! Here’s the race report from Slipstream Sports:

7165746678_9569806545_bThe Argyle Armada added another team time trial win to the list, this time in the 2012 Giro d’Italia, placing the young Lithuanian road champ Ramunas Navardauskas into the Maglia Rosa!

The team rode in an amazing fashion, setting the fastest times at each of the two intermediate check points. After an initial pull by Alex Rasmussen, the remaining eight riders stayed together for the entire length. Strong pulls from Ramunas Navardauskas caused him to tire near the end, but he dug deep and pulled out an amazing effort to stay with the team, putting him into the leader’s jersey.

7165752152_3414b6cede_b“We thought we could win today, but I wasn’t sure if I could hang with these guys,” Navardauskas told Cyclingnews at the finish. “I was so glad to stay with these guys as I tired in the last 10 kilometres. This jersey is a really big thing for me!”

Following the team win Garmin-Barracuda riders occupy the top four General Classification places and two more inside the top ten. More important for the GC picture is that Ryder Hesjedal moves up to fourth, while Christian Vande Velde now sits in tenth — putting both in great position as the race nears the climbing stages.


And if you’ve been watching the Giro closely, you may have noticed a new piece of equipment on a few of the Team Garmin bikes – the new 3T Integra Edge stem mount – putting their real-time data in a new perspective! Stay tuned for more news from the Giro and next week’s Tour of California, and enjoy your own training and racing action!

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