Team Garmin-Transitions’ captain for the Giro d’Italia Christian Vande Velde tells VeloNews’ Andrew Hood that he is ready to repeat the performance of 2008 and forget the bad luck of 2009. Christian Vande Velde is hoping that’s going to be déjà-vu all over again at this year’s Giro d’Italia. Well, sort of. The Garmin-Transitions captain [...]
Team Garmin-Transitions’s Ryder Hesjedal spoke with VeloNews’ Andrew Hood after his superb performance at the Amstel Gold race in Holland. Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Transitions) delivered a huge podium achievement with second place on Amstel Gold Race on Sunday. The Canadian hit the base of the Cauberg in perfect position and simply put his head down and [...]
Team Garmin-Transitions’ competition director Matt White hosted VeloNews in the team car during Tyler Farrar’s win at the GP Scheldeprijs, discussing the upcoming Paris-Roubaix and more general thoughts on the team’s looking ahead. Prior to Tyler Farrar’s win at the G.P. Scheldeprijs on Wednesday, VeloNews had a seat in the Garmin-Transitions car riding along with [...]
VeloNews speaks with the younger of the Meyer brothers, Travis Meyer about his current track campaign and his upcoming transition to road racing: Travis Meyer’s first month as a professional included a win that many of his countrymen chase for their entire careers — the Australian road race championship. The Garmin-Transitions neo-pro, younger brother to [...]
VeloNews’ European correspondent Andrew Hood speaks with the speedy Tyler Farrar about last season’s breakthroughs and what to look forward to in 2010. Tyler Farrar was one of the break-out riders in 2009. With 11 victories and a constant threat in the sprints, the 25-year-old vaulted into the elite pro ranks. For 2010, Farrar will [...]
Team Garmin-Transitions’ captain Christian Vande Velde is preparing for his first race of the year, the Volta ao Algarve in Portugal. VeloNews’ Andy Hood sat down with him last month during the training camp in Calpe, Spain. Christian Vande Velde is holding nothing back this season as he sets his sights on the ultimate prize [...]
Check out VeloNews’ profile of Martijn Maaskant’s Felt F1:
One of Team Garmin-Transitions’ new riders from its U23 development program, Kirk Carlsen, is making his debut at the top level of the sport at the Tour of Qatar. VeloNews is following the neo-pro for the entire 2010 season. On Sunday afternoon, American Kirk Carlsen will pin on his first number as ProTour-level rider before [...]
VeloNews’ European editor Andrew Hood interviews Team Garmin-Transitions’ Ryder Hesjedal about his breakthrough 2009 season and what he hopes for in 2010. Following a breakthrough 2009 season, highlighted by a mountaintop stage victory in the Vuelta a España, it’s no surprise that Ryder Hesjedal is hungry for more. What is somewhat surprising is the race [...]
Team Garmin-Transitions’ Christian Meier sat down with Aussie journalists Anthony Tan for an in-depth interview on Velonews. Do not assume for one moment that Christian Meier’s innocent baby face translates to an aversion for hard work or that the 24-year-old Canadian hasn’t already experienced his share of life’s hardship. In Garmin-Transitions’ second-year recruit, VeloNews discovers [...]
Check out the in-depth behind-the-scenes article on VeloNews profiling what it takes to get Team Garmin-Transitions going at the beginning of the season, and keep them going through September! Also see former Argyle Armada member Will Frischkorn in his new role. For back office staff, the weeks leading up to a Pro Tour team’s traditional [...]
The two major wins by Team Garmin-Slipstream’s sprinter Tyler Farrar in the past week have fueled a lot of media coverage. Cyclingnews interviewed Tyler following his big win — and VeloNews’ Andrew Hood sat down with him to talk about his renewed motivation as he heads into the Eneco Tour and the Vuelta a Espana. [...]
Following Tom Danielson’s stage win and near overall victory at the Vuelta a Burgos, VeloNews’ European correspondent Andrew Hood spoke with Danielson from his home in the Spanish Pyrenean town of Puigcerda about completing his comeback. VeloNews: Congrats on the stage victory, what were your emotions on the podium? Tom Danielson: I was stoked. It [...]
Velonews’ Andrew Hood spoke with Team Garmin-Slipstream’s Ryder Hesjedal after his top five performance at the Clasica San Sebastian, following his completion of the Tour de France. VeloNews: Congrats on strong ride at the Clásica with fifth, so was it better than you expected? Ryder Hesjedal: I still haven’t done enough Tours or raced enough [...]
Team Garmin-Slipstream’s speedster for the field sprints at Le Tour, Tyler Farrar, has been getting a lot of attention this year. From field sprint wins to the prologue and eventual overall at the Delta Tour of Zeeland, the man from Wenatchee, Washington is turning a lot of heads — in a role not often occupied [...]
One of Team Garmin-Slipstream’s newest members, Great Britain’s Bradley Wiggins, is turning heads at the Giro d’Italia this year. While it may not be surprising to some that he is the best-placed rider in the general classification on the team, especially after team captain Christian Vande Velde crashed out of the race in stage 3, [...]
After flying the argyle flag by riding in the main breakaway at Paris-Roubaix, Team Garmin-Slipstream’s Steven Cozza talks with Velonews’ Andrew Hood about his experience in his first Hell of the North. And don’t forget to bid on Cozza’s actual jersey from Paris-Roubaix, signed and NOT washed!
Team Garmin Slipstream’s Danny Pate sits down with Velonews’ Andrew Hood to talk about the spring campaign so far, what it means for the team and what is to come.
Check out the latest issue of VeloNews for a feature on cover boy Christian Vande Velde and his transformation from super domestique to team leader. From the article: “Christian has always been someone who has the correct physiological and hematological parameters to win races clean,” Vaughters said. “Racing becoming cleaner is only going to benefit [...]
As one of their top picks for tomorrow’s 102nd edition of Paris-Tours, VeloNews taps Tyler Farrar as a favorite for the “sprinters’ classic.” From the article: “Tyler Farrar, who held the race leader’s jersey at Franco-Belge last week, will be looking to capitalize on his strong late-season strength for Garmin-Chipotle.”
In his VeloNews journal, Will Frischkorn talks about the physical and psychological struggle of taking time off the bike – whether by choice or force. From the journal: “Few things are harder for a cyclist than not being able to race their bike. For many who work their passion so much of their life, their [...]
VeloNews correspondent Andrew Hood talks to Christian Vande Velde after his 4th place finish in the final time trial of the 2008 Tour de France. “I’m happy with my ride today,” Vande Velde said at the line. “I had Matt White and Allen Lim in my ear, and I had Dave Millar’s time splits, and [...]
VeloNews’ John Wikcockson writes about the showdown in today’s individual time trial. Besides the battle for the yellow jersey, he also speculates on the 4-man shootout for 3rd overall between Frank Schleck, Bernhard Kohl, Denis Menchov and Christian Vande Velde. From the article: “…the surprising Vande Velde, has gotten stronger as the race progressed. If [...]
VeloNews talks to David Millar about his remaining hopes for pulling on the coveted yellow jersery. “That’s what I’ll do now, just sit in the ‘gruppetto’ and just go stage-picking,” added Millar, who last wore the yellow jersey in 2000 after he won the race prologue.