Tour Weekly Recap: Ride Argyle pulls together after crazy crash-filled week
The Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team had a wild week of dodging crashes and running down the competition at the Tour de France. For anyone who missed out on all the action this past week, here is a quick recap of how our riders did. If you want to catch up from the beginning of the Tour, you can see the recap from Stages 1-3 here. You can also visit slipstreamsports.com for more coverage from Ride Argyle.
Stage 4 - Tuesday, July 7
The cobblestone roads were featured in the fourth stage of the Tour de France and caused splits in the front group. Still, Cannondale-Garmin’s Andrew Talansky made the front group selection in 25th place. Check out this video from a recon ride by Jack Bauer and Talansky to see a first hand look.
Stage 5 – Wednesday, July 8
Cannondale-Garmin was attentive and active on the fifth stage of the Tour de France with Talanksy, Kristjian Koren and Dan Martin finishing in the front group. The flat stage proved to be chaotic with heavy rain and blustering winds. One of the more difficult parts of the day was the tough spill by Jack Bauer that knocked him out of the Tour with a broken femur.
“It was a stressful day even for the Tour de France,” said sport director Charley Wegelius. “High winds in multiple direction changes made positioning in the peloton extremely difficult. It resulted in multiple crashes. We’re very sad to lose Jack and we will be thinking of him as we continue the race.”
Stage 6 – Thursday, July 9
The sixth stage of the Tour de France was a calm day of racing in comparison to the action-packed, crashed-filled days early in the week. Despite another spill in the home stretch, Ride Argyle’s Talansky managed to avoid that one and finish in the Top 20 of the race.
“We were at the front of the race where we needed to be, which kept me and Dan (Martin) at well-positioned and out of trouble,” Talansky noted.
Stage 7 – Friday, July 10
Ride Argyle had a nice Friday race with Ramunas Navardauskas ending up just outside the top ten. Navardauskas 11th place finish puts him in good position for the Tour this weekend.
The Tour de France runs from July 4 – 26 and we’ll be sharing the latest news, updates and Team info from @GarminFitness channels. Also, be on the look out for an Instagram takeover from some of the riders on their rest days – you won’t want to miss a look behind-the-scenes.
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