Garmin-Cervelo's classic season at risk, says Farrar

Tyler Farrar and Garmin-Cervelo, Tour Down Under 2011, stage five

American Tyler Farrar believes his Garmin-Cervélo team needs a top three finish in Paris-Roubaix on Sunday after suffering setbacks in the other classics.

"We need to put someone on the podium," he said, "to consider the classics season a success."

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.