USA Pro Challenge: Garmin Wins Stage One!

Back with a Bang!
photo: Helen H. Richardson

Tyler Farrar made good, with his first individual win in a year winning stage 1 of the USA Pro Challenge.

For the Boulder-based Garmin-Sharp team, the Colorado rarified air seem to do them a mountain of good. Tom Danielson took the KOMs jersey, Peter Stetina took the most-aggressive jersey and Farrar the leaders and sprinters jersey. Quite the haul for the Garmins taking four jerseys. To see Danielson and Farrar ride so well since their bad crashes in the Tour, it seems to be a turn of fortune.

A great win for sure for Farrar, not the type of race for a sprinter especially climbing the 10,200-foot Lizard Head Pass. Tomorrow is a 99 mile Montrose to Mt. Crested Butte road race including the 2-mile climb to the finish.

Tom Danielson said...

It was a lot of fun. I haven't had that much fun in a bike race in a long time.

I have a feeling the Garmin fun is has just started!

Full Results.

The 3 Smiling Garmins and Gavin Mannion (Bontrager) wearing the 
Young Riders Jersey.