Today’s stage was a show for the young guns of the argyle armada — Nathan Haas and Jack Bauer. Sporting Manager Allan Peiper and Director Sportif Geert Van Bondt sent this report. Today we had three flat laps of 40km and then two times up Willunga, all with a strong wind and 25C. From the [...]
Team DS’ Allan Peiper and Geert Van Bondt sent this report from the second stage. 148 kms today with start in Lobethal in the Adelaide hills. Two riders got away early and the bunch let them go. They got a good lead and there seemed to be no trouble. Vacansoleil rode for the GPM sprint [...]
A crash in the final kilometer took the argyle sprint crew out of the running, with Heinrich Haussler looking otherwise strong for the finish. DS’ Allan Peiper and Geert Van Bondt sent this report. Temperatures hit 42C yesterday and everyone suffered. Four riders were away after 5km and after 15km we turned right into the [...]
The first race of the 2012 season is finally here, the Tour Down Under. Team Garmin-Barracuda’s always smiling Chiro Matt Rabin sent us this preview of what has happened so far, what’s to come, as well as what his role will be this first week. Birthday boy Andreas Klier and Heinrich Haussler show off their [...]
The Garmin-Cervélo team locked up the overall win for Cam Meyer at the Tour Down Under. This is the first overall victory for the 23 year-old Meyer who won his first pro race two days earlier on stage 4. “I am absolutely shocked but so excited a the same time,” said Meyer. “I just crossed [...]
Cam Meyer‘s first pro road race win could not have come in a better place, on his home soil in Australia’s biggest cycling stage, the Tour Down Under. In a race that many say is an automatic field sprint finish on every stage, he and teammate Matt Wilson defied the odds in a five-man breakaway, [...]
Director’s report from Matt White: Once again the team went on the attack placing Cameron Meyer and Matt Wilson into an eight-man break after another hectic start. The break unfortunately had a couple of riders still within striking distance on GC so the gap was held at the two minute mark by the leader’s team. [...]
Director’s Report from Matt White: It was another short aggressive day. After the all-day break was reeled in the race became very tense as the gail-force winds increased and the course ventured into very exposed landscapes. In a crazy sprint our renowned lead-out man Julian Dean lost our sprinter Robbie Hunter in the confusion but [...]
Stage two of the Santos Tour Down Under is important to Team Garmin-Transitions, as it starts in the hometown of Jack Bobridge (Gawler) and finishes in a town where director sportif Matt White once won a stage (Hahndorf.) Hopefully that will inspire the Argyle Armada to a victory, but as the stage gets ready to [...]
Team Garmin-Transitions’ soingeur Toby Watson gives Canadian Christian Meier an introduction to wildlife down under.
Watch as Team Garmin-Transitions gets ready to start the Tour Down Under.
The new team kit design for Team Garmin-Transitions in 2010 was on display in the opening criterium of the Tour Down Under in Adelaide, Australia. Fans of the Argyle Armada can purchase kits and other select team gear from our store starting now! More team items will be added soon, so keep checking back with: [...]
Team line-up features four Australian riders including Cameron Meyer, newly crowned national time trial champion; Jack Bobridge to ride his first pro race Team Garmin-Transitions, the leading professional cycling team dedicated to ethical sporting and developing the next generation of cycling champions, today unveiled its much-anticipated roster for the Tour Down Under. The roster features [...]
I’m excited to say I’ve erased the little bit of doubt left in my mind about my comeback to the highest level of cycling with my completion of the Tour Down Under. Just a few short months ago, a few hard days of training would plunge me into a week of depression and fatigue. But [...]
During last week’s Tour Down Under, VeloNews “caught up with the diminutive Duggan from Garmin-Slipstream before the start of the queen stage of the TDU, and discovered the 26-year-old Coloradan’s been waging something of a comeback himself.” From the interview: “…this race is a little tough to tell. I mean, every day hasn’t been a [...]
The final stage of the 2009 Tour Down Under is a flat and super fast 4.5 km circuit through Adelaide and along the River Torrens. The 90 km stage includes the miniscule Montefiore Hill sprint and two intermediate sprint lines, so the action will be high to the very end. Today’s final stage is scheduled [...]
Today’s last day was always going to be a nail-biter with so many guys in striking distance of the podium. After an aggressive start, the race splintered immediately. A strong break of about 13 formed, quickly working up a gap. We weren’t in the break, so when Quick Step brought the break down to 30 [...]
The penultimate stage of the 2009 Tour Down Under, stage 5 includes a series of challenging circuits. The first circuit takes the race north along the coast by Aldinga Beach before moving inland. There, the finishing circuit includes the Old Willunga Hill climb. Stage 5 is scheduled to start at 11:00 and finish at 14:45.
Stage 4 is 143 km long and mostly rolling. Though the sprinters will be tested as the day’s only climb up Menglers Hill kicks up just before the finish in Angaston. Stage 4 is scheduled to start at 11:00 and finish at 15:00.
Not too much to report today. Ryder (above) went on the attack on the final climb and went away in a group of six. But in the end, the finish was controlled by the sprinters’ teams. Tomorrow is crunch time though. If the wind stays strong, then the bunch will split before we hit the [...]
The Australian Herald Sun recaps the epic and windy stage 3 at the Tour Down Under, highlighting Cameron Meyer’s heroic attack. “The guts, as in courage, were prolific in the wild conditions. Rising Australian star Cameron Meyer launched an unsuccessful solo attack near the end of the stage. On Wednesday, the 21-year-old West Australian had [...]
Stage 3 is 136 km long and kicks off with the Wickhams Hill Road climb. After rolling south to the shore, the course will climb Crows Nest Road before finishing at Victor Harbor. Stage 3 is scheduled to start at 11:00 and finish at 14:45.