Team Garmin-Transitions was once again knocking on the door of victory with a good lead-out in the final sprint. But injuries are still hampering many of the Argyle Express though Tyler Farrar was still able to run in the top-ten. However, the forecast is good as the bodies heal!
“It was a long, hot day,” said Martijn Maaskant who drove the early part of the lead-out.
“I tried to help the guys with the lead-out. I got on the front at 3k to go, which was probably too far out. It seemed like Julian, Robbie and Tyler were in a good position, but Julian and Tyler are still coming back from injuries.”
“We’re going to keep trying – we’re working well and one of these days at the Tour, I think its all going to come together.”
“The boys rode great today,” said director sportif Matt White.
“We’re continuing to look at our options in the sprints, since Tyler is far from 100 percent yet and Julian’s still fighting his injuries, too. The lead out worked great with what we’ve got at the moment, the guys just didn’t have the finish in them.”
“We’ll keep trying — as we’ve said from day one, we’re here to race.”
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