Tyler Farrar takes a stage in France; Christian and team named best in U.S.


Tom_stage_1_018_2Team Garmin cyclist Tyler Farrar won stage 4 of the Grand Prix d’Isbergues race in France, as well as best young rider and points classification. The photo here is from Tour of Missouri, when Tyler took 2nd in stage 1. Teammate Steven Cozza describes in a blog post how yesterday he helped reign in a breakaway, opening the way for Tyler: “After that, Tyler took over. He gave the final sprint everything, as always. I had a hunch he was going to win today. It felt so great to cross that finish line and hear the announcer shouting Tyler’s name. I couldn’t help but throw a fist into the air.” Farrar and Cozza will have to leave the race after today’s stage in order to catch a flight to Italy for the U23 World Time Trial Championships. But according to Cozza, if they can keep Tom Danielson in good position until the final day’s time trial, Team Garmin is in good standing.

Christian_yellow_jerseySpeaking of good standing, check out this story from CyclingNews, hailing Christian Vande Velde as the best in the U.S. in 2008. Excerpt from CyclingNews: “Christian Vande Velde has added another feather to his cap during an excellent season by topping the USA Cycling Professional Tour standings. After winning the Tour of Missouri overall title, the Garmin-Chipotle rider finished the 14-event series with 272 points. It was enough to better defending champion Levi Leipheimer, who amassed 244 points. And in a result that reflected Vande Velde’s breakthrough year as a leading rider, Garmin-Chipotle won the season-long competition in the teams category, with a total of 711 points. Jonathan Vaughters’ outfit beat the force of Team Columbia by 198 points.” If you’re among the masses in Vegas for the Interbike show, head to the Garmin booth, #2630, to catch some time with Team Garmin cyclists Christian Vande Velde, Will Frischkorn and Ryder Hesjedal.

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