Race report from Johnny Weltz: Today was the first serious mountain stage in the race. We had most of our guys on a plan just to get though while Dan Martin was our card today. The whole day he felt very good but once we hit the last climb he got into difficulty and had [...]
Race report from Johnny Weltz: Today was a flat stage with only a second category mountain in the beginning where two riders broke clear. The leader’s team kept them on four minutes all day, which was confortable for everybody. We wanted to do the stage for Tyler and with 60 km to go we started [...]
Race report from Johnny Weltz: Today we had a long TT, the same as in the Tour next month. Zabriskie was really tuned in for this one. Like all week the weather has been plying its role and it was more of the same today. DZ started out on wet roads so he had his [...]
Today we had a raining start going out of the mountains. There were a few attacks that went before three riders got the go. They gained up to 4:30 before the leader’s team started to chase and they kept it to 3:00. After the last KOM we went to the front to work for Tyler. [...]
It was a semi-hard stage with the first hour averaging 46 km/h. A break of four got the go and everybody was good with that. They stayed away the whole stage which wasn’t that long today though. The leader’s team brought it back with 8 km to go, then several attacks went, but it was [...]
June is turning into the month of the “mini tour de france”. First up, the Dauphine brings the heat with four uphill finishes and a tough individual time trial that will be very similar to a key stage of the Tour de France 6 weeks later! Dan Martin will be looking for a good result [...]
Team Garmin-Transitions finished the Critérium du Dauphiné once again putting riders into the breaks. Johnny Weltz reports: The stage started again very fast in the first hour, with an average of 51 km/hour! A break of eight rode off and we had Christian in it. They gained up to three minutes then a hard chase [...]
Team Garmin-Transitions was active in the breakaways again with Johan Van Summeren and Danny Pate both riding in the main break. Johnny Weltz sent this report: The hardest stage of the race with a mountaintop finish on Alpe d’Huez. It started very fast and a lot of beaks went clear. In the first group of [...]
Team Garmin-Transitions continued to be in the breaks at the Critérium du Dauphiné, this time with a newer team member, Fredrik Kessiakoff. Johnny Weltz has the report. We started at 1400 meters of altitude and climbed right away! It was a short stage so people also attacked right away, and we where part of several [...]
Team Garmin-Transitions made the racing action with Danny Pate going on a long, two-rider breakaway. Johnny Weltz sent this report:
Team Garmin-Transitions captain David Millar rode himself into top contention for the overall at the Critérium du Dauphiné ITT with a strong second place. He sent this report: I’m pleased with the result; was aiming for the win, but am not disappointed with second. The main reason being I felt good out there on the [...]
The first road stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné had all the elements of a road stage — breaks, crashes, catches and a field sprint. Team Garmin-Transitions was a major player on the day, bringing down the gap and contending in the finish. Directo Johnny Weltz has the report: We had a goal to go [...]
Nothing inspires the will to win inside me like my second place finish by a wheel in the Dauphine Libere! It was a bittersweet moment for sure. On one hand it feels so good to finally be at the point where I can win on the ProTour level after fighting so hard this past year [...]
Director’s report from Lionel Marie: Last stage and a last big pleasure with the team! A very big group (28 guys) for the break but also with Timmy Duggan! The last climb with 40 km to go included a 10km climb with a 10% average gradient. Timmy was alone after five kilometers! But on top [...]
Director’s report from Lionel Marie: A very team job today! Tom Peterson tried a lot but he was the unlucky man in the break, leaving without him. But he did a very good bringing bottles for the team until the last climb. Timmy Duggan and Christian Meier took the good mouv in lotaret just before [...]
Well the last couple of days have been a pleasant surprise. I was expecting to be going quite well here, and was already quite happy with my showing in the first few stages, but climbing the Ventoux with the best wasn’t on my list of goals… I was obviously intending to give it my all [...]
Another strong day for Team Garmin-Slipstream in the Dauphine — Svein Tuft in the break and David Millar in top-five overall!
Director’s report from Lionel Marie: Great job and great ride for David MIllar! Yesterday he was the faster guy in second part of TT and today the team was around him and Dan Martin all day, protecting them for the final climb. Steven Cozza was there for bottles.Svein Tuft like a body guard for the [...]
I got third today which was nice. I’ve come second twice in the Dauphine TT — the first time to JV by two seconds (which he never forgets to remind me of whenever we come within 300km of this region…) back in 2001, and the second time was to Lance, by a minute back in [...]
Director’s report from Lionel Marie: Today was not as good of a day as yesterday’s almost-win by David Millar! We decided to be aggressive today except for our TT specialists David, Svein Tuft and Dan Martin, who needed to save their energy for the Ventoux! It was very fast from the start. Steven Cozza was [...]
This is more like Paris-Nice than the Dauphine Libere as today was mainly flat/rolling farm land, wind and grey skies — not what one expects from the normally sunny and hilly Dauphine. I shouldn’t complain though as it was a good first day. The break of five riders were literally out of sight by the [...]
David Millar escapes in last 4km of Dauphine and almost takes the win; caught inside last 50 meters!
Director’s report from Lionel Marie: It was a special time trial with 3 kilometers of climbing in the first part, a technical two-part fast descent and then winding for the last 2 kilometers. Svein Tuft was prudent after his last crash in Catalunya, completing his return to racing. David Millar was good but the second [...]
Team Garmin-Slipstream’s David Millar finished a strong tenth in Dauphine Libere opening prologue, leaving him in good position to contend for the overall.