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 [...]
Of all the races Garmin-Cervélo mechanics support during pro cycling’s 10-month racing season, Paris-Roubaix and the Tour of Flanders are the most intense. We hung around the team trucks this week to see just what goes into wrenching for the Classics. According to Garmin-Cervélo head mechanic Geoff Brown, Roubaix is the most challenging because the [...]
What happens at a pro team training camp? To find out, we spent seven days with the Garmin-Cervélo team at the camp that ended on February third in Girona, Spain, the town that is also the team’s European headquarters. Long days in the saddle are the backbone of the camp. Yet for riders, the experience [...]
Will Frischkorn shows what the Argyle Express is using in terms of equipment for the cobbled third stage of the Tour de France.
The Team Garmin-Transitions mechanics and soigneurs have been hard at work preparing all of the equipment needed for the three week race, and then packing it all for the long transfer to the start in Rotterdam. More photos of mechanics and soigneurs:
Will Frischkorn checks in from the Garmin-Transitions service course as the team prepares for the upcoming Tour de France. It’s been a crazy week here at the Girona service course. With the Tour one week away, and everybody heading north to Rotterdam in the next couple of days, this past week has been crunch time. [...]
In response to a recent reader comment we present to you another edition of Millar Time, with your host David Millar. In this episode Canadian cyclist of the decade Ryder Hesjedal gets grilled about his mysterious new wheels:
Team Garmin-Transitions took advantage of sunny weather in Calpe to do some team time trial practice, as well as some new wheel testing with the crew from Mavic. Riders like David Millar, Ryder Hesjedal and Tom Danielson were swapping various types of wheels and giving valuable feedback to Mavic.
Hey, at least it’s not winter in Chicago… While the riders suffer through rain-soaked training rides, the mechanics stay dry; but are still hard at work getting the last of the bikes built for the season. Wrench Tom Hopper attends to David Millar’s bike. One of our perceptive Argyle fans posed a question regarding our [...]