April 8, 2011

Team Garmin-Cervélo is well-prepared to tackle the ‘Hell of the North’ this Sunday with a powerful team, led by world champion Thor Hushovd.

2011 Paris-Roubaix Roster:
     Tyler Farrar
     Roger Hammond
     Heinrich Haussler
     Thor Hushovd
     Andreas Klier
     Gabriel Rasch
     Sep Vanmarcke
     Johan Van Summeren

Jonathan Vaughters:
“The team is incredibly motivated for Sunday. We did a course recon yesterday and everyone seemed to be feeling good. No matter what happens, you can bet that Garmin-Cervélo will race their hearts out. The motivation is there, the heart is there, the work is done. Now we race.”

Thor Hushovd:
“For me, Paris-Roubaix is the most beautiful race in the world. As a sportsman you have many goals, my goal is Paris-Roubaix. To race Paris-Roubaix in the rainbow jersey is a great honor and I will give everything I have to honor the jersey and my team. The competition is strong but so are we. We’re all looking forward to Sunday.”

Roger Hammond:
“I’m finally starting to feel healthy. I have had a very difficult spring with this unseasonably warm weather aggravating my allergies far more than usual. I am really looking forward to the weekend. It is my favorite race and I look forward to it all year round so I will try with everything I have for the team. All I hope is there will be a cobble stone on our bus Sunday evening!”