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 [...]
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 [...]
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 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
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 [fsg_gallery id="3"]
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 [...]
After the Garmin-Sharp team pre-rode 90-kilometers of the Paris-Roubaix course this year, director sportif Geert Van Bondt took time to fill us in on why this Paris-Roubaix recon tradition exists. Pre-riding the second half of Paris-Roubaix is a Garmin-Sharp pre-race ritual — one that helps the team manage a basket of variables that are more [...]
It was a rough day for everyone at Milan-San Remo, with heavy snow forcing the organizers to cut-out a chunk of the race. Alex Howes finally thawed out and sent this report. Oh man, what a day! Absolutely abysmal weather today. We raced the first 117km then jumped in the bus and drove over the [...]
Christophe Le Mével posted a strong result in the Spanish Classic, heading into the final Grand Tour, La Vuelta a España. Director Sportif Bingen Fernandez sent this report. Nice and hot weather in San Sebastian, which means a lot of humidity for the riders. As usual a fast start was on the menu for the [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Garmin-Cervélo had a strong chance to put a man on the podium in the Amstel Gold Race in Holland until last year’s runner-up Ryder Hesjedal fell ill during the race with a bad stomach. Racing under sunny skies and unseasonably warm temperatures, Hesjedal was in ideal position through the first half of the race until [...]
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 [...]
Take the winning attack from the 2011 Paris-Roubaix to your desktop, courtesy of Johan Van Summeren! Click to Download: 2560×1440 | 1920 x 1200 | 1440 x 900 | 1280 x 800 | 1024 x 768 By request from our fans, here’s another great Roubaix wallpaper featuring Johan! Click to Download: 2560×1440 | 1920 x [...]
Johan Van Summeren’s data file from his win at Paris-Roubaix!