Tour de France 101: Americans to watch in 2011
Seven-time Tour winner Lance Armstrong isn't riding this year, but there are plenty of other fast Americans in the race. Here are six of them, with their team affiliations:
1. Tyler Farrar, Garmin-CervĂ©lo
After his best friend and training partner Wouter Weylandt died during a crash in Mayâ€™s Giro Dâ€™Italia, Tyler Farrar wasnâ€™t sure if he would ride in this yearâ€™s Tour de France. Now heâ€™s no doubt glad he made the decision to race â€“ the sprint specialist from Wenatchee, Wash., won his first-ever stage on July 4 and has helped his Garmin-CervĂ©lo team to a dream Tour start.
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