Team Garmin unveils roster for 2010 Tour, new minisite for fans
Team Garmin-Transitions just announced its squad for the July jaunt around and across France, and this versatile veteran lineup will be a contender for stage wins, breakaways and the overall classification. Americans Christian Vande Velde (top 8 in France the past two years), Tyler Farrar (two Giro stage wins this spring) and Dave Zabriskie (2009 Tour of Missouri champ, two-time Tour of California runner-up) are the big names that U.S. cycling fans will be cheering, but supporters of the argyle armada know to keep an eye on Tour veterans David Millar (Great Britain), Julian Dean (New Zealand), Ryder Hesjedal (Canada) and Martijn Maaskant (Netherlands, where the Tour kicks off on July 3). Rounding out the roster are two newcomers to Team Garmin, though they're well known around the cycling world. Twice a top-8 finisher in Paris-Roubaix and top sprinter at the 2006 Tour of Britain, Johan Van Summeren will roll through his home country in the second stage of the Tour. And South Africa's Robbie Hunter will be a crucial part of Tyler's leadout train after picking up two early stage wins for Garmin-Transitions this season at Tour of Murcia.
The Tour roster isn't the only thing we're excited to roll out. We've also made some great updates to the minisite for all things argyle at Garmin.com/TeamGarmin. Here, you can learn more about the GPS-enabled Edge devices that the team counts on in training and competition. You can also get to know all of the guys on the team and even read their own candid raceday recaps. For those of you wanting a little more argyle style in your life, you can look for authentic gear and gifts at the Shop Argyle store, and you can download the Garmin Garage's free Team Garmin vehicle/voice bundle to your nuvi. Finally, you can get inside the ride by analyzing the team's actual Edge data. See how far, how fast and where your favorite pros have gone by checking out their rides on Garmin Connect, where you can also store and share your own fitness and outdoor recreation data. So browse around the Team Garmin minisite, visit Garmin Fitness on Facebook and follow @JakesJournal on Twitter. Once July 3 rolls around, we'll be ready for a wild ride.
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