Girona, Spain – June 26, 2010 – Team Garmin-Transitions today announced its much-anticipated 2010 Tour de France roster.
The squad features three Americans including Christian Vande Velde, eighth overall in last year’s Tour de France and Tyler Farrar, who has claimed stages at two Grand Tours and with the help of Julian Dean, Robbie Hunter and David Millar will be looking to add a third to that list. Johan Van Summeren makes his Team Garmin-Transitions Tour debut, and David Zabriskie, Ryder Hesjedal and Martijin Maaskant are coming off strong seasons to support team leader, Vande Velde.
The team will be directed by Garmin-Transitions’ Director of Competition, Matthew White, along with Director Sportif, Lionel Marie.
The riders representing Team Garmin-Transitions at the 2010 Tour de France are:
Julian Dean (Nzl)
Tyler Farrar (USA)
Ryder Hesjedal (Can)
Robbie Hunter (SA)
Martijn Maaskant (Ned)
David Millar (GBr)
Johan Van Summeren (Bel)
Christian Vande Velde (USA)
David Zabriskie (USA)
“We are bringing a strong, versatile squad to the 2010 Tour de France,” said Jonathan Vaughters, Director Sportif, Team Garmin-Transitions. “We’re happy with our season so far and we believe we will be able to give our fans many more reasons to cheer.”
“The team is motivated and ready and will be sure to animate what will be an incredibly competitive Tour de France.”
“With so many riders going so well all season, selecting the Tour team was difficult,” said White. “But we knew we needed a squad that could support Christian for the overall, Tyler in the sprint stages, and also be on the lookout for other opportunities. We’ve certainly found the right mix in this group and I have a lot of faith in these athletes.”
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