Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Zabriskie & Vande Velde to lead Garmin in Giro

Garmin-Slipstream’s Giro d’Italia starts upside down, with the team’s most important stage coming on day 1 and everything else after that being a bonus in the three-week Italian grand tour starting Saturday.

With that in mind, the American team lines up with a loaded squad that should bring more firepower in the team’s quest to defend its title in the team time trial in the opening stage in Venice.

“We are bringing an incredible group of riders to the Giro d’Italia, and we have some big goals we want to achieve,” said sport director Matt White. “The team has been training hard for this race and we’d of course love to get the maglia rosa again, but we will be happy with a few strong performances.”

The team revealed its start list for the Giro, with its core from last year’s winning TTT back.

Garmin-Slipstream for Giro • Christian Vande Velde
• Bradley Wiggins
• Cameron Meyer
• Danny Pate
• David Millar
• Dave Zabriskie
• Julian Dean
• Tom Danielson
• Tyler Farrar

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