June 20, 2011

Race report from Tom Danielson:

This week was a nice builder for us. Both Christian and I did a nice training block in Boulder for two weeks before Tour de Suisse.

We came in quite fresh and rested and just built our form over the challenging nine day race. My work on my TT bike really is paying off as I finished sixth in the prologue and fifth in the TT.

As far as the mountains went my confidence turned into form as the race progressed. I started a bit slow bonking on stage 1, then being one of the strongest on Stage 2. The third mountain stage I was very strong, but had a mechanical in the last 2 km while with the leaders. The final mountain stage I was very strong and spent the whole climb repeatedly attacking.

All in all ninth is a nice result, but I am most happy with what my body is telling in the last days of this race. That is I am coming into some nice form with some nice confidence to back it for the next month. I am very excited!!!!!

I also have to say the team as a group as well as the staff was a really nice mix and worked awesomely together. We even had my friend chef Sean here keeping us fed and healthy!

I can safely say this edition of Tour de Suisse has been Garmin’s most successful to date.

More photos from the Tour de Suisse:
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