Tyler Farrar

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Tyler Farrar
Tyler Farrar CD 2011.jpg
Personal information
Full name Tyler Farrar
Born (1984-06-02) June 2, 1984 (age 30)
Wenatchee, Washington, U.S.
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 74 kg (163 lb)
Team information
Current team Garmin-Sharp
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Sprinter
Professional team(s)
2003
2004–2005
2006–2007
2008–
Jelly Belly
Health Net-Maxxis
Cofidis
Slipstream-Chipotle
Major wins

Grand Tours

Tour de France
1 individual stage (2011)
Giro d'Italia
2 individual stages (2010)
Vuelta a España
3 individual stages (2009, 2010)

One-day races and Classics

Vattenfall Cyclassics (2009, 2010)
Scheldeprijs (2010)
Infobox last updated on
June 5, 2014

Tyler Farrar (born June 2, 1984) is an American professional road racing cyclist who rides with UCI ProTeam Garmin-Sharp.[1] Farrar's major career achievements include winning the Circuit Franco-Belge in 2009, and the one-day race Vattenfall Cyclassics in both the 2009 and the 2010 editions. In Grand Tours, Farrar won six individual stages, as well as assisting in two team time trial wins.

Cycling career[edit]

Farrar started racing at 13, and rode for Jelly Belly in 2003, Health Net-Maxxis in 2004, and Cofidis in 2006 and 2007. In April 2006, he crashed near the finish of the Circuit de la Sarthe, which resulted in a broken collarbone, causing him to miss most of the season. For the 2008 season, he transferred to Slipstream-Chipotle.

He has won stages in the Giro d'Italia,[2] Vuelta a España, Tour de France, Three Days of De Panne, and the USA Pro Cycling Challenge. He wore the yellow jersey on stage three of the 2008 Tour of California after winning intermediate sprint points during stage two.

Farrar at the 2011 Gent–Wevelgem

Farrar is very popular in Flanders, because he is fluent in Dutch, and lives in the Belgian city of Ghent. In 2012, was made an honorary citizen of Ghent.[3]

In May 2011, Farrar, together with the entire Leopard Trek team, withdrew from the Giro d'Italia as a mark of respect for his friend and training partner Wouter Weylandt, who was killed in an accident during the race.[4]

On July 4, 2011, Farrar won his first Tour de France stage, Stage 3 from Olonne-sur-Mer to Redon, becoming the first American to win a stage of the Tour on the Fourth of July.[5]

Farrar crashed four times in the 2012 Tour de France,[6] including a sprint-finish crash, after which he stormed the Argos-Shimano team bus to confront Tom Veelers, whom he blamed for the incident. At the 2012 USA Pro Cycling Challenge, Farrar took his first two wins of the season. In the opening stage, Farrar stated that he was surprised to have survived the mountainous terrain to be able to contend for the sprint. Arriving in Telluride with a field of 57 riders, he was the fastest man to the line.[7] He won again in the fifth stage of the race, dedicating the win to his former Madison partner Mike Creed, who had been raising money for the victims of the Waldo Canyon fires.[8] Due to his two wins he consolidated enough points to win the green jersey. Later in the season, Farrar crashed heavily during the first stage of the Tour of Britain, reportedly suffering a concussion.[9] In October, Farrar was given clearance to train by the team doctor, Prentice Steffen, who stated: "The health of the athlete is always our top priority."[10]

Palmarès[edit]

2002
1st, Overall, Yellow jersey Tour de l'Abitibi
1st, Stage 4
2004
1st, Stage 7, Tour de l'Avenir
2005
1st, MaillotUSA.PNG National Criterium Championships
1st, Stage 2, Tour de l'Avenir
2007
1st, Stage 2, GP CTT Correios de Portugal
9th, Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne
2008
1st, Overall, Yellow jersey Tour of the Bahamas
1st, Green jersey Points classification
1st, Stages 2 & 3
1st, Stage 1, Tour du Poitou-Charentes
4th, Univest Grand Prix
5th, Paris–Tours
6th, Philadelphia International Championship
9th, Grand Prix d'Isbergues
2009
1st, Overall, Yellow jersey Delta Tour Zeeland
1st, Green jersey Points classification
1st, Prologue
1st, Overall, Yellow jersey Tour de Wallonie-Picarde
1st, Green jersey Points classification
1st, Stages 1 & 2
1st, Vattenfall Cyclassics
1st, Stages 1, 2 & 4, Eneco Tour
1st, Stage 3, Tirreno–Adriatico
1st, Stage 10, Vuelta a España
2010
1st, Overall, Yellow jersey Delta Tour Zeeland
1st, Green jersey Points classification
1st, Vattenfall Cyclassics
1st, Scheldeprijs
1st, Stages 2 & 10, Giro d'Italia
1st, Stages 5 & 21, Vuelta a España
1st, Stage 3, Three Days of De Panne
2nd, GP Ouest-France
3rd, Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
5th, Tour of Flanders
9th, Gent–Wevelgem
2011
1st, Trofeo Palma de Mallorca
1st, Trofeo Cala Millor
1st, Stages 2 (TTT) & 3, Tour de France
1st, Stage 2, Tirreno–Adriatico
1st, Stage 2, Ster ZLM Toer
3rd, Dwars door Vlaanderen
3rd, Gent–Wevelgem
4th, Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne
10th, UCI World Road Race Championships
2012
USA Pro Cycling Challenge
1st, Green jersey Points classification
1st, Stages 1 & 5
1st, Stage 2 (TTT), Tour of Utah
1st, Stage 4 (TTT), Giro d'Italia
2nd, Scheldeprijs
2nd, Overall, Tour of Qatar
1st, Stage 2 (TTT)
5th, Overall, Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen
2013
1st, Stage 4, Tour of California
2nd, Trofeo Palma de Mallorca
2nd, Trofeo Campos–Santanyí–Ses Salines
3rd, Overall, Tour de l'Eurometropole
1st, Stage 3
4th, Paris–Tours
6th, Scheldeprijs
2014
2nd, Dwars door Vlaanderen
2nd, Scheldeprijs
8th, E3 Harelbeke
10th, Overall, Ster ZLM Toer
1st, Red jersey Points classification

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Pink jersey Giro WD WD WD WD 147
Yellow jersey Tour 148 WD 158 151
golden jersey Vuelta WD 141 WD 124
Legend
DSQ Disqualified
WD Withdrew

Endorsements[edit]

Farrar appears in the opening titles of ITV London morning weather forecasts. The forecasts are sponsored by Transitions Lenses who also sponsor Farrar's cycling team.[11][12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Team Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda Unveils 2013 Roster". Garmin-Sharp (Boulder, Colorado: Slipstream Sports LLC). December 28, 2012. Retrieved January 6, 2013. 
  2. ^ Giro d'Italia 2010: Tyler Farrar clinches stage as world champion Cadel Evans takes lead Telegraph, May 9, 2010
  3. ^ "Tyler Farrar honored by the city of Ghent (Belga)". February 22, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Giro honors Weylandt with neutral stage, peloton vows to race Wednesday". 
  5. ^ "Tyler Farrar sprints to victory on third stage". Guardian. July 4, 2011. Retrieved July 4, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Fourth Tour Crash for Farrar". Cycling Weekly, July 6, 2012. 
  7. ^ Peter Hymas (August 21, 2012). "Farrar wins opening stage in Telluride". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). Retrieved August 26, 2012. 
  8. ^ Pat Malach (August 25, 2012). "Farrar sprints to stage 5 victory in Colorado". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). Retrieved August 26, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Farrar’s worlds’ preparation affected by Tour of Britain concussion". VeloNation (VeloNation LLC). September 10. Retrieved October 17, 2012. 
  10. ^ Shane Stokes (October 17, 2012). "Farrar fully recovered from concussion and given green light to resume training". VeloNation (VeloNation LLC). Retrieved October 17, 2012. 
  11. ^ Sponsorship – getting it right The Inner Ring, March 12, 2010
  12. ^ Tyler Farrar Transition Lenses ad Bike Radar

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