tyler farrar

Tyler Farrar's decision to focus on the classics this season was a "mistake" that has contributed to his dry run according to trade team Garmin-Sharp sports director Allan Peiper.

Farrar is a protected rider of the USA squad that will compete in Saturday's Olympic Games road race although how much of an impact he will have on it is unknown.

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Sophie Smith is an Australian journalist, broadcaster and author of Pain & Privilege: Inside Le Tour. She follows the WorldTour circuit, working for British, Australian and US press, and has covered 10 Tours de France.