Andrew Talansky hunting for podium position at Tour de France

American Tour de France hope Andrew Talansky says it'll be hard to place in front of Froome, Contador and Nibali, but that won't stop him trying

Andrew Talansky on the podium after winning the 2014 Dauphine Libere

(Image credit: Watson)

After upping his contract for two years, Garmin-Sharp is putting its entire weight behind American Andrew Talansky in the 2014 Tour de France instead of spreading itself thin.

"This year we are tightening it up considerably, our race strategy very singular, focused on Talansky to obtain the highest possible place in the GC," Garmin-Sharp team boss, Jonathan Vaughters said.

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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.