Team Garmin-Transitions’ sprint sensation Tyler Farrar took his second win of the Giro d’Italia, this time with a total team effort executing a perfect lead-out — so much so that a selfless Julian Dean was still able to roll across for third!
“I have the strongest team in the world for leading me out, it makes it easier for winning. I’m confident in my guys,” Farrar told Cyclingnews after the stage.
“The last kilometre was very dangerous with curves and the road getting narrower. I had a good position for going out of the wheels at the last moment.”
“Such a slight uphill finish was perfect for me; it’s not me but Julian Dean who did something extraordinary,” Farrar explained.
“I was going to let him win but I saw Sabatini who was coming behind me and I had to keep the win in the team.”
The win extends his lead in the red jersey points competition.
“Well, we proved today that there is no ‘I’ in team,” said director sportif Matt White.
“From the 20 year-old Jacky Bobby to our most experienced campaigner Kiwi guy! We delivered and things are good here in the south of Italy!