Andrew Talansky Quits Tour de France Despite Brave Ride

BOURG-EN-BRESSE, France, July 17, 2014 (AFP) - American Andrew Talansky quit the Tour de France before Thursday's 12th stage due to the cumulative effects of several crashes, his Garmin-Sharp team said. Talansky crashed heavily on Friday's seventh stage before also coming off his bike the next day. The 25-year-old had suffered badly on Monday's tough mountainous stage in which he … [Read more...]

The Top 5 Tour de France Contenders For The GC

by Barnaby CHESTERMAN LEEDS, United Kingdom, July 02, 2014 (AFP) - The 101st edition of the Tour de France begins in Leeds on Saturday with Chris Froome as the reigning champion. Here AFP looks at the top five pretenders to the throne: Chris Froome (GBR) Team Sky The Kenyan-born Briton and reigning champion remains the overall Tour favourite but not to the same degree as … [Read more...]

Team Garmin-Sharp Announces Tour de France Roster

June 30, 2014 – Team Garmin-Sharp today announced its much-anticipated 2014 Tour de France Roster. The team features 25-year-old American, Andrew Talansky, recent winner of the 2014 Critérium du Dauphiné. Talansky was the best-placed American in the 2013 Tour de France, earning 10th overall in his Tour debut. Talansky will be supported by a strong argyle squad, including fellow young … [Read more...]

Andrew Talansky Beats Contador At The Dauphine

COURCHEVEL, France, June 15, 2014 (AFP) - American Andrew Talansky picked up the biggest victory of his career as he won the Criterium de Dauphine after an epic battle against Spanish double Tour de France winner Alberto Contador on Sunday. The 25-year-old Garmin rider from Miami came home fourth on the eighth and final stage behind the day's winner Mikel Nieve of Spain, but crucially … [Read more...]

Richie Porte Becomes First Australian To Win Paris-Nice

PARIS, March 10, 2013 (AFP) - Team Sky rider Richie Porte became the first winner of Paris-Nice on Sunday as he won the final stage 9.6km time-trial to hold off the challenge of American Andrew Talansky. The 28-year-old began the day with a 32sec lead over Talansky in the prestigious race and came home in a time of 19min 16secs to wrap up the overall victory. He increased his … [Read more...]

Richie Porte Wins Paris-Nice Stage 5 To Take Overall Lead

LA MONTAGNE DE LURE, France, March 8, 2013 (AFP) - Australia's Team Sky rider Richie Porte broke clear to win the fifth stage of the Paris-Nice race at the mountaintop finish on La Montagne de Lure on Friday and seize the overall lead. Porte attacked on the final kilometer of the 176km ride from Chateauneauf-du-Pape to finish 26 seconds ahead of Russian veteran Denis Menchov, with Andrew … [Read more...]

American Andrew Talansky Takes Paris-Nice Stage 3 And Yellow Jersey

brioude, France, March 6, 2013 (AFP) - American rider Andrew Talansky of the Garmin team won the third stage of the Paris-Nice on Wednesday and took the overall lead after a six-man breakaway held off the peloton following 170.5km between Chatel-Guyon and Brioude. The 24-year-old Miami native edged out escape partners Davide Malacarne of Italy and Spaniard Gorka Izagirre on a wet … [Read more...]

Tour de l’Avenir Draws World’s Top U23 Talent To France

Colorado Springs, Colorado – The USA Cycling National Development Program will field six of the country’s top under-23 talent at the upcoming Tour de l’Avenir. The group, who have logged hundreds of days of European race experience with USA Cycling’s NDP between them, should be among the favorites to win the Tour of the Future, the U23 equivalent of the Tour de France. A 7.8-kilometer … [Read more...]