Farrar: A victory at the Classics is within our reach

Tyler Farrar’s current status as road captain on Mark Cavendish’s team would have been unimaginable at the height of their sprint rivalry a few short years ago, but then such are the shifting sands of professional cycling. Yet while Farrar’s own ambitions as a sprinter have more or less receded since joining Dimension Data (then MTN-Qhubeka) last season, his appetite for the...
Via Cycling News
February 11, 2016  |  Discuss

World Championship: Farrar's late attack falls short but ignites US crowd

American Tyler Farrar has never been known as a breakaway specialist, the majority of his professional wins coming in bunch sprints. But racing the World Championships at home in front of a raucous partisan crowd, he tried to turn the tables on the peloton with a two-man move that survived for most of the final lap. Farrar was hoping the move could survive over the top of Libby...
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September 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Farrar: US Worlds team must be aggressive, but leadership is open

Hours after finishing his first reconnaissance of the Richmond World Championships course with Team USA on Thursday, Tyler Farrar strolled into the lobby of the downtown Marriott near the finish line looking confident and relaxed. The 31-year-old American, the most experienced rider on US team, has been tagged as the road captain for the relatively young squad, and he appeared to...
Via Cycling News
September 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Farrar hoping to use Tour of Britain as springboard for World Championships

There are several different schools of thought as to what is the best route to the World Championships. Many have utilised the three-week Vuelta a Espana, while others have headed to race in Canada. Tyler Farrar (MTN-Qhubeka), however, believes that the eight-day Tour of Britain is the perfect way to prepare for the big day. “Given the Worlds course, I think that the Tour of Britain...
Via Cycling News
September 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Van Garderen one of three Americans in Tour

Aspen’s Tejay van Garderen is one of only four riders from the United States included in the preliminary start list for the 2015 Tour de France, which is set to begin on July 4 in Utrecht, Netherlands. The two other Americans on the preliminary race listing include Andrew Talansky of Cannondale-Garmin and Tyler Farrar of MTN-Qhubeka. Born in Bozeman, Mont., van Garderen has called...
Via Mile High Sports
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

2 Eritreans on 1st African team at Tour de France

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) Two Eritrean cyclists will be the first from their country to compete at the Tour de France after being named in the MTN-Qhubeka team's final lineup on Tuesday. The South Africa-based outfit, the first from Africa to gain a place at the Tour, selected 21-year-old climbers Merhawi Kudus and Daniel Teklehaimanot in its nine-man group. Five of the nine...
Via Associated Press
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Farrar wins 3rd stage of Tour of Beijing

BEIJING (AP) Tyler Farrar of the United States got his long-awaited win at the 176-kilometer (109-mile) third stage of the Tour of Beijing on Sunday. Farrar says it has been ''a year of seconds and thirds and fourths so to finally win ... I'm really happy.'' The American, who finished third in the first stage, rode through cold and headwind for the last 90 kilometers (56 miles)...
Via Associated Press
October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Mezgec wins first stage of Tour of Beijing

BEIJING (AP) Luka Mezgec of Slovenia won the opening stage of the Tour of Beijing in a sprint finish on Friday. After more than hours on the 167-kilometer stage between Chongli and Zhangjiakou, Mezgec edged Caleb Ewan of Australia and Tyler Farrar of the United States by a mere 4 seconds. Ewan, in his WorldTour debut for Orica-GreenEdge, was only millimeters in front of Farrar....
Via Associated Press
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

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