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Farrar Makes Good Choice to be at Giro

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In Bitonto, Farrar stated, “We decided to come here to win stages and it’s working, so I’m happy with the choice we made of riding the Giro for stages and California for GC. We split the team in two for seeking different goals and to win a second stage at the Giro is amazing.”

Farrar is now racing his fifth Grand Tour and has won three stages and collected a string of ranking spots. A year ago, it would seem unlikely for he had never even…

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Farrar wins Giro’s Stage 2

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farrar wins giros stage 2   Farrar wins Giros Stage 2At the Giro d’Italia, the 25 year old American Tyler Farrar took the stage 2 with a sprint finish making his first Giro stage career win. Cadel Evans of Australia, the reigning world champion, was in the third place during the individual time-trial after the first stage. He now place a second ahead of Farrar in the overall standings.

Farrar, out-sprinted the Australian Mathew Goss, Fabio Sabatini of Italy and Andre Grejpel of Germany at the 209 km home stretch run from Amsterdam to Utrecht. Tyler Farrar rode for the Garmin-Transitions team.

Paul Voss of Germany, together with three other riders broke off from the first kilometer of the race up to the last 25 km setting up a bunch finish.

On Monday’s third stage, the bikers will race a 224 km run from Amsterdam to Middelburg.

Tour of Italy stage 2 top 10 results:
1. Tyler Farrar (USA/GRM) 4hr 56min 46sec
2. Mathew Goss…

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Farrar returns to Giro d’Italia

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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,…

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Farrar Wins Scheldeprijs

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Tyler Farrar of Garmin-Transition became the first American winner of the classic Scheldeprijs in Belgium.

Pleased over his victory, Farrar shares his motivation to win, “This was one of my objectives along with Gent-Wevelgem, so it was an important race for me. I didn’t feel great, I was suffering all day but when it’s one of your objectives and you’ve got seven other guys giving 100 percent for you, that’s extra motivation.”

Farrar used the final 10km to distance himself from the other teams and used the break’s advantage to his own. At 100 meters, he outsprinted Robbie McEwen of Team Katusha who got second and left behind Robert Forster of Milram at third place.

Moving forward, Farrar is psyched to be competing at the Tour of France. “We have two guys who have finished in the top five of Paris-Roubaix, so I’ll be riding for them on Sunday. I’ll do everything…

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Farrar Happy with 4th Place Finish in Oman Tour

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It was a good finish for Tyler Farrar of Team Garmin-Transitions as he ended up in 4th place in the first stage of the inaugural 2010 Tour of Oman.

The American rider talked with lead-out teammate Robert Hunter about his experience of riding in the dark during last Sunday’s race, and said that he was not ready to take the risks of doing an all-out sprint in those conditions.

“I tried to get up there but I wasn’t ready to commit that little bit and take those extra risks in the dark,” he says. “I was debating if I wanted to try and sprint in these conditions because it was just not worth taking the risk.”

It wasn’t all bad news for the Garmin-Transitions rider, however, since he unexpectedly found himself within reach of Team Sky’s lead-out train near the end. Farrar grabbed the opportunity to latch on and…

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