Team Type 1 sets goal of Giro for 2011

Ben King has moved from the Trek-Livestrong team and signed with Team Type 1.  He is one of six new riders that have joined the ranks of Team Type 1 for the 2011 season.  There has been a long-stated goal of Team Type 1 to be in the Tour de France in 2012, and it would seem they are heading in that direction.  As a step towards that goal they’re targeting the Giro d’Italia in  2011.

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Garmin-Transition Tour de France roster set

Garmin-Transitions announced their 2010 Tour de France roster.

  • Julian Dean
  • Tyler Farrar
  • Ryder Hesjedal
  • Robbie Hunter
  • Martijn Maaskant
  • David Millar
  • Johan Van Summeren
  • Christian Vande Velde
  • David Zabriskie

Tyler Farrar provides a welcome set of sprinting credentials in a field that is becoming thin on short-distance speed freaks.  The absence of Tom Boonen (QuickStep) and Heinrich Haussler (Cervelo) were announced earlier this week – both due to injuries.