Garmin Sharp Pro Cycling Team had a monumental 2012 season. Ryder Hesjedal pulled on the Maglia Rosa becoming the first Canadian to ever win a Grand Tour, David Millar accomplished a poignant win during stage 12 of the Tour de France and Sep Vanmarcke had his greatest win of his career when he topped the podium at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. They are a team not only known for their in-depth knowledge of cycling and the ability to win podium places in but their dedication to bringing young and new talent through the ranks.
Garmin begin their season in the heat of Australia at this year’s Tour Down Under and they are sending a team designed for stage wins.
Sprinter Tyler Farrar is ready to prove that he still has the talent to win races. Last season he won two stages in the USA Pro Cycling Challenge which was enough to take the point’s jersey and a second at the Tour of Qatar has shown that he is still able to keep up with the rest of the boys.
Another sprinter Steele Von Hoff joins Garmin Sharp from a stagiaire in Garmin-Sharp’s UCI ProTeam. As many new riders, proving they are ready to be a professional is important and Steele will be making his introduction to the cycling world amongst the greats.
A young all-rounder and friend of Steele, Nathan Haas is only 23 years old but he shows a magnitude of passion and talent. In his first year with Garmin Sharp he finished 2nd overall in the Tour of Britain, proving he was not to be overlooked.
The team roster is a mixture of old and new. With experienced riders like Tyler Farrar intermingling with up and coming talent like Steele Von Hoff and the 2013 Garmin Sharp Team has been designed to take on any eventuality. We all know that when it comes to professional cycling we can never be certain of what is to come, however, Argyle Armada are definitely prepared to take up the front this season.
Tyler Farrar (USA)
Nathan Haas (AUS)
Jack Bauer (NZL)
Lachlan Morton (AUS)
Robert Hunter (RSA)
Rohan Dennis (AUS)
Steele Van Hoff (AUS)