Team Garmin: Vande Velde goes solo, wins stage at Paris-Nice!


VdVsolo It's been a roller coaster this week in France as Team Garmin navigates the ups and downs of the eight stages and 1,250 km of Paris-Nice. The week started off well when Bradley Wiggins set the time to beat in the opening time trial, and his time stood as the standard until the final few riders. In the end, Wiggins finished second in the opener and David Millar came in fifth, but a fall on the wet roads cost Christian Vande Velde valuable time and some road rash. But in a performance fit for "The Race to the Sun," Vande Velde rose up from the rain-soaked streets to launch a successful solo attack in today's Stage 4. He left the sport's best chasers in the shadows, crossing the line 14 seconds ahead of the pack. All in all, it was a great day for the proud new papa, and David Millar remains in strong contention for the overall lead. On a sad note, the race ended early for Wiggins (family reasons) and Irish champ Dan Martin (health reasons). 

For Team Garmin recaps and race photos, be sure to check out the Team Garmin blog and our Flickr page for Graham Watson's action shots. And follow Jake's Twitter updates for race-day coverage. Also at our Flickr page, you can find Team Garmin desktop wallpaper as a free download. Allez argyle!

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