Farrar Wins in Europe and Re-signs with Garmin-Sharp


Farrar’s last win was at Tour of California in May

Farrar Wins in Europe

Today Farrar took his first Eurpean win of the season on stage three of the Tour de l’Eurométropole.

“The guys were fantastic today,” Farrar said after the stage.

“It was a super hectic finishing circuit, but the guys rode great and kept me out of trouble. It’s been a long wait for a European victory so it’s a big relief to finally get that monkey off my back this season.”

Farrar had a lot of success across the Atlantic at the Tour of California but was still searching for a European victory.

But it was only a matter of time before the win would come, especially after two top-5 results in the previous two stages.

The win pulls him up to third on the overall, only seven second down, heading into the final stage.

After the Tour de l’Eurométropole, Farrar will head to the outskirts of Paris for the one-day Paris-Tours on October 13. He has been 5th before and hopes to get another good result.

Returning to Garmin-Sharp

With no signed contract at the end of the Vuleta, there has been speculation about the rider’s future with Garmin-Sharp where he’s been since 2008. When asked after his victory about the future, Fararr confirmed he’ll be returning to the team and has signed on for one more year.






Ben King


Team Garmin-Sharp today announced it has signed American Ben King, former U23 National Road Race and Criterum Champion and Professional National Road Race Champion (an honor he won at just 21 years old). King will join the team in 2014.


“I’m really excited to join Team Garmin-Sharp next year. I have a lot of respect for the team and I’m looking forward to becoming a part of what Jonathan Vaughters has put together,” said King. “I was teammates on the U.S. national team with Andrew Talansky and Alex Howes, so we work well together, and I will consider myself lucky to race alongside all the guys on the team. I began my international racing career on

Cervélo with the HotTubes Junior Development team, so its nice to come full circle with them.”


“Ben is a great young rider with a lot of promise and we look forward to continuing to help him develop his considerable talent,” said Jonathan Vaughters, CEO, Slipstream Sports and Team Garmin-Sharp.


King’s Palmares include Best Young Rider, Tour of Beijing (2011); 9th National TT Championships (2011); 1st, National Professional Road Race Championships (2010) 1st, National U23 Road Race Championships (2010), 1st, National U23 Criterium Championships (2010), 1st Panamerican Road Championships (2010); 1st Panamerican Time Trial Championships (2010) and 3rd overall at the Coupe des Nations (2010).







Team Garmin-Sharp today announced it has signed two-time American U23 National TT Champion, Nathan Brown, for 2014. The 21-year-old hails from Covington, Tennessee, and in addition to winning the 2013 U23 National TT championship, he finished 2nd in the U23 National Road Race Championship.

“It was a easy decision for me to join Team Garmin-Sharp,” said Brown.  “The moment I talked to Jonathan Vaughters I knew this was the team I wanted to be on.  Ever since I was a junior I watched his team in the Tour de France, and I knew one day that I wanted to ride for them.  It’s a dream come true and I’m so excited to race for Team Garmin-Sharp next season.”

Brown’s goals for next season are focused on learning and being a good teammate: “my goal for next season is to learn as much as I can. There are so many great riders on the team and I am looking forward to any advice they can give me.  I would love to come back and possibly do some of the USA races; being a young American that would be an amazing opportunity, but my focus is on learning everything I can and being a good teammate at Garmin-Sharp.”

2013 has been a standout year for Brown, who won the Points and Best Young Rider classifications at the Tour de Beauce in addition to winning the U23 National TT Championships (marking his second time winning the title in three years).

“One of our founding goals is develop the next generation of cycling champions and that makes Nate a perfect fit for our team,” said Jonathan Vaughters, CEO of Slipstream Sports and Team Garmin-Sharp. “He is a talented rider on the road and in time trials, and we look forward to working with him next year. He’ll be another great, young addition to our squad.”

Browns palmares include:

2013 1st Overall, Points Classification Champion, Best Young Rider, Tour de Beauce

2013 3rd Place, USA Cycling Time Trial National Championships

2013 1st Place, USA Cycling U23 Time Trial National Championships

2013 2nd Place, USA Cycling U23 Road National Championships

2012 3rd Place, USA Cycling U23 Time Trial National Championships

2012 5th Place, Pan-America Time Trial Championships

2012 5th Place, GP Briek Schotte

2011 1st Place, USA Cycling U23 Time Trial National Championships

2011 4th Place,  GC  Canada’s  Nations  Cup

2010 4th Place, USA Cycling U23 Time Trial National Championships






June 26, 2013 – Team Garmin-Sharp today announced its much-anticipated 2013 Tour de France roster. The squad for the centennial edition of the Tour de France features 2012 Giro d’Italia champion and former top-ten finisher, Ryder Hesjedal, young American Andrew Talansky, making his Tour de France debut, 2013 Liege-Baston-Liege winner Dan Martin, two-time top-ten finisher Christian Vande Velde, top-ten finisher Tom Danielson, stage winner David Millar, recent Giro d’Italia stage winner Ramunas Navardausaks, and is rounded-out by Jack Bauer and Rohan Dennis, both making their Tour de France debuts.


“We have a deep team with a lot of options as we head into the Centennial Tour de France. Our goal is to animate the race and with an aggressive strategy, we will aim to place high in the general classification,” said Jonathan Vaughters, CEO, Team Garmin-Sharp.


“We have a few guys capable of achieving that – Ryder’s won a Grand Tour and placed in the top 10 of the Tour de France; Andrew is young and while it’s his first Tour de France, he is coming off a great season; and Dan Martin is having a breakout year with his wins in Catalunya and Liege-Baston-Liege. We will protect our best GC options and see how the race shakes out. Our approach is a little unconventional, but we’ve managed to come up with surprises every year at the Tour and we’re hoping for the same as we head into Corsica.”


Team Garmin-Sharp

2013 Tour de France Roster


Andrew Talansky

Christian Vande Velde

Dan Martin

David Millar

Jack Bauer

Ramunas Navardauskas

Rohan Dennis

Ryder Hesjedal

Tom Danielson






Team Garmin-Sharp today announced that Ryder Hesjedal has re-signed with the team through 2015.

“I am very excited to continue with Garmin-Sharp for another 2 years. I have had the biggest results of my career riding for this team and I’m very happy here,” said Hesjedal. “From my teammates to everyone involved with the organization, especially our sponsors and partners, everyone works exceptionally hard for the success of Garmin-Sharp and I want to continue to be a part of that.”


Hesjedal became Garmin-Sharp’s first-ever Grand Tour winner in 2012 at the Giro d’Italia, and the first Canadian to win a Grand Tour. He joined the team in 2008 and his palmares include 6th Overall at the 2010 Tour de France, 2nd at 2010 Amstel Gold, Best Team at the 2011 Tour de France, and stage wins at the 2009 Vuelta a Espana and the 2010 Tour of California. Hesjedal has also been a part of three Grand Tour Team Time Trial wins.


“Ryder is an important part of the team, not just because of his great results and exceptional talent but also because of who he is,” said Jonathan Vaughters. “We have seen his talent grow over his years with us, something we know will continue. He is a Grand Tour champion and an important part of the fabric of Garmin-Sharp. We are thrilled that he will continue with us.”

Hesjedal was heartbreakingly forced out of the 2013 Giro d’Italia due to an upper respiratory infection and has since spent his time recovering and training for the Tour de Suisse, which he will start this weekend.








May 2, 2013 – Team Garmin-Sharp, winners of the 2012 Giro d’Italia, today announced its much-anticipated 2013 roster. The squad is headlined by, and built around, defending champion Ryder Hesjedal.


“Winning the Giro d’Italia in 2012 was a dream come true and it will be a true honor to pin on the Number 1 bib on Saturday,” said Hesjedal. “My season has been built around the Giro again this year with the goal of defending my title and the whole team is coming into it very focused and extremely motivated. I want to do my best to honor the race, to honor the Number 1 bib, and take it from there, day by day. I know we have a great team to be able to do that, and we will work hard, every day, with our goal in mind.”

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Andrew Talansky (Garmin-Sharp)and Paris-Nice


Andrew Talansky (Garmin-Sharp)white jersey at Paris-Nice


It’s well documented that 24-year-old Andrew Talansky hails from South Florida’s flatlands, yet that hasn’t hindered his ascent to the top ranks of the pro peloton with Garmin-Sharp. On the heels of a stage win, second overall, and winning the white jersey at Paris-Nice, Andrew reflects on the past week and looks ahead to what’s next.


Last year, you proved that the 2011 rookie season was no fluke; highlighted by second overall and the white jersey at the Tour of Romandie. After that success, what’s changed psychologically about your approach to racing this year?

I gained a lot of confidence from my performances at Romandie, Tour de L’ain, and the Vuelta last year. Romandie was a bit of a “surprise.” Tour de L’ain reminded me of what it felt like to win.  The Vuelta showed me I have the consistency over the course of three weeks to develop into a real grand tour contender. I took all of that into this year, so I was very confident that as long as I put in the work and dedicated myself to the plan that [coach] Jesse Moore came up with, it would pay off at Paris-Nice. I still approach races the same as I always have, to get the best performance possible out of myself, whatever that may be.  [Read more…]

Team Garmin-Sharp unveiled its 2013 kit

Team Garmin-Sharp today unveiled its 2013 kit from technical clothing supplier Castelli, which will be raced for the first time at the Tour Down Under. GPS leader Garmin and Castelli continue to ensure the team has the best electronics and clothing for the season, from the cold spring classics to the heat of France in July. The 2013 team jersey features an updated design with more distinct argyle on the front and covering the entire back.  In addition to the innovative SanRemo Speedsuit and Gabba rain jacket, there are some surprises in development that fans will see as the season progresses.



he new Edge® 810 and 510 are latest solutions from Garmin, for cyclists who want accuracy and reliability when tracking their statistics and location for racing and training. They are Garmin’s first dedicated cycling devices with real-time connectivity and combine the most popular aspects of the industry-leading Edge 800/500 while adding advanced connected features. Learn about the Edge Edge® 810 and 510 in the following video, starring Ryder Hesjedal, Dan Martin, David Millar, Andrew Talansky and Jonathan Vaughters here:  http://bit.ly/UwC2Jr.



“The close partnership we have with Garmin-Sharp and Director of Sport Science, Robby Ketchell, has led to improvements in 8 models and the addition of 5 new models to make sure the riders have the best possible clothing for every condition,” said Steve Smith, Brand Manager, Castelli. “We’re happy that our partnership with Team Garmin-Sharp leads to real innovation for the pros that we can then bring into our Castelli collection and our Servizio Corse custom team products. Based on our partnership with the team, every cyclist can benefit from the feedback we get from the pros.”