Thursday, August 26, 2010
Garmin-Transitions Ready for Vuelta
Spain — The Garmin-Transitions team rolls into the final grand tour of the season, the three-week Vuelta a España, with a talented lineup including sprinter Tyler Farrar—on a roll after winning the recent Vattenfalls Classic—and fellow American Christian Vande Velde (pictured) who is looking to put injuries and bad luck behind him and finish the season on a high note.
Both Farrar and Vande Velde were forced to abandon the Tour de France with injuries sustained in crashes. Vande Velde broke three ribs in a Stage 3 crash and Farrar fractured his wrist and eventually dropped out of the race on Stage 12. While Vande Velde, who also crashed out of the Giro d’Italia in May, says his form isn’t where it typically would be for a three-week tour, he’ll be looking for stage wins and to ride well in Spain. Farrar, too, will be looking to add to his tally of grand tour stage wins.
The 2010 Vuelta gets off to an interesting start on August 28 as teams face a 16.5-kilometer time trial in Seville. The race will be held at night, under the lights. Tune in to watch the Garmin-Transitions team race their Felt DA’s through the streets of Seville on what promises to be a thrilling start to the three-week Vuelta a España.
GARMIN-TRANSITIONS VUELTA ROSTER
Tom Danielson (USA)
Julian Dean (NZ)
Tyler Farrar (USA)
Michael Kreder (Ned)
David Millar (GB)
Tom Peterson (USA)
Christian Vande Velde (USA)
Matt Wilson (Aus)
David Zabriskie (USA)