Photos from the action in the mid-week Classic Brabantse Pijl
The first monument of the Classics is in the books and the photos are great!
Sep Vanmarcke shelled favorites out of the main break with a ferocious attack and bested the remaining two in the sprint for the win! “A dream came true today!” said a nearly speechless Vanmarcke after the race. “It was a fast day right from the start and our first real meeting point where we said, [...]
See Christophe Le-Mével’s Garmin Edge 800 data from Liège-Bastogne-Liège.
Canada’s Ryder Hesjedal led Garmin-Cervélo with a respectable placing at Sunday’s Liège-Bastogne-Liège to close out the spring classics campaign on a solid note. Hesjedal bounced back from illness during last weekend’s Amstel Gold Race, but didn’t quite have the punch to follow the winning attacks late in the race and crossed the line 29th at [...]
On April 22 we joined Garmin-Cervélo director sportif Eric Van Lancker as he took some of the Garmin-Cervélo team out to pre ride the last 100 kilometers of the 2011 Liège-Bastogne-Liège course through the Belgian Ardennes. Along the way, we talked about his work with the team, and his other job as a Belgian cycling [...]
Christophe Le-Mével notched a top-10 at Flèche Wallonne with an impressive ninth-place ride up the Mur de Huy to cap a solid day for Garmin-Cervélo at the Belgian classic. Ryder Hesjedal bounced back from his stomach problems at Amstel Gold Race on Sunday to climb to 13th up the finish-line “wall” at Huy in good [...]
Coming off a huge win last weekend Team Garmin-Cervélo turned its attention to the hilly Classics with a re-tooled team, starting the mid-week semi-Classic De Brabantse Pijl in Belgium. Director sportif Johnny Weltz sent this report: This semi-Classic leads the riders into the hilly Classics. The dificulty today was all in the end on a [...]
Tyler Farrar was unable to defend his title at Scheldeprijs after being involved in a finish-line crash in the Belgian semi-classic after an incredible race by the team. Farrar was poised to open up his sprint when a touch of wheels sent riders to the deck, taking defending champion Farrar with them. He was unable [...]
Emma Pooley did not give up her World Cup leader’s jersey without a fight as the team rode a strong Tour of Flanders, finishing with two in the top-ten. Lucy, Iris and Trine all did a great job in protecting our World Cup leader in the beginning of the race until the Oude Kwaremont climb,” [...]
Garmin-Cervélo fought to the end in an exciting Tour of Flanders that saw Tyler Farrar lead the team with 13th behind surprise winner Nick Nuyens. In what’s already being called one of the most exciting Tour of Flanders in a decade, attacks came often and early and the action didn’t let up until the final [...]
In what’s a good sign for the upcoming northern classics, Tyler Farrar sprinted to third in the 73rd Gent-Wevelgem to put Garmin-Cervélo on the podium at the important, one-day semi-Classic in Belgium. Belgian star Tom Boonen won in a hotly-contested sprint, with Italian Daniele Bennati crossing the line second just ahead of Farrar, who rounded [...]
Canadian time trial champion Svein Tuft set a blistering time in the prologue of the Eneco Tour to win the first ProTour race of his career. “I kind of had a feeling about today!” a smiling Tuft said. “I didn’t expect it to take it by that much but I had a good feeling today.” [...]
Team Garmin-Transitions rounded out a good Spring Classics campaign with Ryder Hesjedal putting in strong performances. Director Lionel Marie sent this report from the final Spring Classic: After a nice Fleche Wallonne for Garmin-Transitions, with four guys in the finish (three of them youngs guys: Michel Kreder, Peter Stetina, Dan Martin) and a top ten [...]
Team Garmin-Transitions’s speedster Tyler Farrar used equal parts smarts and strength to become the first American to win the mid-week Classic Scheldeprijs in Belgium. A fast start and the usual break began the race, and after the Argyle Armada pitched-in with many other teams the break’s advantage was slowly whittled away. In the final 10km, [...]
Team Garmin-Transitions’ captain David Millar capped off a great day for the Argyle Armada with a convincing time trial win in the Three Days of De Panne. This gave him the overall win as well, while teammate Svein Tuft also placed on the podium in third. This followed a sprint win earlier in the day [...]
Tyler Farrar took care of business in the stage 3a sprint of the Three Days of De Panne, opening up his sprint win account for 2010 in style — winning on a tricky cobbled street and after a rough couple of days. “It feels good to get a win,” said Farrar. “The team rode great [...]
Director’s report from Matt White: So not a bad way to start the Classics campaign — third place in the first Belgium Classic of the season! We had two options going into the day. Plan A was Martijn and if it came back together then we had Tyler. As things turned out Tyler was the [...]
Team Garmin-Transitions’ sport director Matt White takes the boys on a recon mission for the upcoming Omloop Het Neiuwsblad race.