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-Cervélo
After his best friend and training partner Wouter Weylandt died during a crash in May’s Giro D’Italia, Tyler Farrar wasn’t sure if he would ride in this year’s Tour de France. Now he’s no doubt glad he made the decision to race – the sprint specialist from Wenatchee, Wash., won his first-ever stage on July 4 and has helped his Garmin-Cervélo team to a dream Tour start.