May 2, 2013 – Team Garmin-Sharp, winners of the 2012 Giro d’Italia, today announced its much-anticipated 2013 roster. The squad is headlined by, and built around, defending champion Ryder Hesjedal. “Winning the Giro d’Italia in 2012 was a dream come true and it will be a true honor to pin on the Number 1 bib [...]
Look up the word enthusiasm in the dictionary and you ought to find a picture of Garmin-Sharp’s Australian rider Nathan Haas. Since not long after the age of 13, when he began spending after-school hours launching his bike off dirt jumps in his native Brisbane, Haas has dreamt of rolling his wheels over the starting [...]
Following the final and oldest Classic Liège-Bastogne-Liège our Better Know an Argyle turns to Thomas Dekker who says ‘La Doyenne’ is his favorite race of the year — to race or even just to watch! What is the first memory you have involving a bicycle? I remember when I was really young, like three years [...]
The word in the European peloton this year was that summer happened in November and winter came back for March and April. Races like Milano-Sanremo and Ghent-Wevelgem were hammered by snow and sub-zero temperatures. And back in the United States it was still snowing in some parts of the nation in mid-April. How do the [...]
Ramunas Navardauskas’ Garmin Edge data on Garmin Connect:
Ramunas Navardauskas took the first stage win of his young career in argyle at the Tour de Romandie. Sports director Johnny Weltz sent this report. It was a beautiful day here in Switzerland featuring as stage that was 190 km of up-and-down. We decided not to be very active in the beginning of the day. [...]
Andrew Talansky kept his stage racing results strong with a second place at the Tour of Romandie prologue. More photos from the Tour of Romandie:
Dan Martin’s winning ride at Liège-Bastogne-Liège:
Team Garmin-Sharp played the race perfectly, with Ryder Hesjedal attacking late to set-up Dan Martin who rode a tactically perfect final kilometer for the win. “Today we had a plan simular to Fleche with Ryder and Dan as our team leaders,” said Sports director Johnny Weltz. “As a group went off the front early we [...]
Dan Martin notched a career victory in Liège-Bastogne-Liège, after a huge effort by teammate Ryder Hesjedal in the closing kilometers.
After finishing fourth at the 2013 edition of La Flèche Wallonne, Dan Martin says he was “gutted” to have missed a third-place podium position by a matter of centimeters. At the same time, the fact that the Irishman was climbing with the best, and dropping names like Philippe Gilbert, Alberto Contador, Alejandro Valverde, and Peter [...]
Competing at his eighth Amstel Gold Race, 32-year old Ryder Hesjedal said he is going into the hilly Ardennes Classics week with better fitness and confidence than ever. “The legs feel good,” Hesjedal said. He explained that last month’s six-day Tour of the Basque country in Spain tuned him for one of his favorite weeks [...]
The team rode a strong race to help Dan Martin and Ryder Hesjedal recover from ill-time flats to factor on the Mur de Huy.
Despite an ill-timed puncture Dan Martin and Ryder Hesjedalrode a great race, with Martin flying up the Mur de Huy to nearly make it on the podium. “Today blue sky and warm temps in Belgiun is the best it can get,” said Sports Director Johnny Weltz. “We had two team leaders for today and the [...]
The riders stretch their legs the day before the penultimate Classics La Flèche Wallonne. Roster: Thomas Dekker Ryder Hesjedal Alex Howes Michel Kreder Dan Martin Peter Stetina Nathan Haas Fabian Wegmann
Johan Vansummeren drove the main break to earn the most aggressive award, Ryder Hesjedal attacked in the finale, and Fabian Wegmann sprinted for a top-ten!
Heaps of photos from the start of the Amstel Gold Race.
The argyle armada recons for the Amstel Gold race.
At the Spring Classics the day after a race is calm for riders. They sleep in, have breakfast and then head out for a recovery ride. Eat lunch, have a massage and their day is done. For the Garmin-Sharp team staff however, the day is anything but leisurely. That’s when all the team’s support materials [...]
Photos from the action in the mid-week Classic Brabantse Pijl
On the week of Paris-Roubaix we turn the Better Know an Argyle to the 2011 winner Johan Vansummeren. A true Belgian he grew up cycling and can’t stay away from the bike, even on vacation. And yes, he always has been taller than the rest of the class. What is the first memory you have [...]
As a sprinter who makes his home in Ghent, Belgium, the cobbled classics of Belgium and northern France have a special place in Tyler Farrar’s heart. These are the races he dreamed of competing in as a young man growing up in Washington state. We caught up with 28-year old Farrar three days before Paris-Roubaix [...]