Tour de France: Teamwork and strong sprints keep Thor in yellow
Team Garmin-Cervelo faced questions before the Tour about the squad’s wide range of goals, which included getting a stage victory, winning the team time trial, wearing the yellow jersey and placing high in the general classification. Less than a week in, and the argyle armada has achieved three of the four goals in resounding fashion. After reigning world champion finished third in Thursday’s Stage 6 sprint finish, he stepped atop the podium to accept the overall leader’s yellow jersey for the fifth consecutive day. Add in the triumph in the team time trial, Tyler Farrar’s historic holiday win the following day and the squad’s current spot atop the team standings, and it’s an understatement to say that we’re off to a good start.
Tyler’s perseverance sparked touching responses in the media, including VeloNews, ESPN and the New York Times. In addition to the congratulations we’re receiving through Twitter, Facebook and our blog, we’ve enjoyed reading stories celebrating the behind-the-scenes work the team does in the sport. Back at Garmin headquarters, the early success caught the eye of The Kansas City Star, who published a great feature on our sponsorship of the team and the benefits of being involved with such a positive force in a globally popular sport.
We’ve also heard from many of you who have been inspired to log a few extra miles while you’re watching the Tour. If you need any more motivation, just check out Thor’s Edge 500 data as posted to Garmin Connect after Stage 5. Keep riding, keep cheering and remember to follow @Garmin and @Ride_Argyle and visit SlipstreamSports.com for in-depth race reports.
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