February 6, 2012

Garmin-Barracuda scored its first victory of the 2012 campaign in true team fashion, winning the TTT of Stage 2 in the Tour of Qatar.

The boys in argyle blasted through the 11.3km out and back ‘Merckx-style’ time trial course, setting an early time of 12 minutes and 38 seconds which held throughout the day. The impressive result also moved team sprinter Tyler Farrar up to second overall on GC while the second-year rider Ramunas Navardauskas moves into the best young rider jersey.

“The TTT is close to our hearts at Garmin-Barracuda and winning today, as a team, is really exciting,” said Farrar. “Its a great way to start off the year.”

With more sprint stages to come Farrar is poised to contend for the yellow jersey.

More photos from the Tour of Qatar:
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