pinit fg en rect gray 20   Farrar returns to Giro dItalia

farrar returns to giro ditalia 267x300   Farrar returns to Giro dItaliaAfter his debut at the Giro d’Italia last year and taking a time off with a full spring campaign, Tyler Farrar of Garmin-Transitions is calmly looking forward to the Italian Grand Tour.

Farrar bagged a couple of wins in spring and took the podium at Driedaagse De Panne. In addition he won his first at the Classic season at Scheldeprijs and told Cycling News, “I’m really happy with how my spring campaign went. For the most part I met all the goals I set for myself over the spring.”

Farrar is confident after an increase in his level of experience at the Giro and coming close to winning it last year. The Garmin-Transitions sprinter Farrar has drawn up his own strategy of success and is well acquainted with his sprint nemeses at the Giro namely, Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-Farnese Vini), Andre’ Greipel (Team HTC-Columbia), Robbie McEwen (Katusha) and Greg Henderson (Sky).

He further stated, “I think it’s important to approach it as riding the sprint that’s best for you and not worrying about what other people are doing as much,” and is confident that his game plan will work for him at the start of the sprint up to the finish.

Garmin-Transitions is aiming for the 32.4 km stage, a four team time trial as one of their major targets aside from the goals set by Farrar in the first couple of weeks.

Farrar believes that a team effort during team time trial is a vital factor in winning races and everyone in the team is taking it as a big responsibility. He added that as a team they came very close to winning during the team time trial of the Giro last year. “the team won the TTT in the 2008 Giro, so hopefully we can continue that trend and challenge for the victory this year too” said Farrar and furthermore stated, “We did a bit of work together in Girona to get the guys on the {time trial} bikes and rotating through and getting the feel of each other again.”

Farrar took on the Tour de France and went 14 and 11 stages into the Giro d’Italia and won his first Grand Tour Victory in Vuelta a Espana in 2009. At 2010 Giro, he is taking no chances with a ‘wait and see’ attitude and he is ready to go where the race takes him in the next three weeks.