Danielson becomes Garmin's Tour de France leader

Tom Danielson, Tour de France 2011, stage 12

American Tom Danielson surprised many followers of the Tour de France by becoming Garmin-Cervélo's leader. He starts the stage to the holy city of Lourdes today ninth overall, one day after the race's first mountain stage.

"A Surprise? No," Danielson told Cycling Weekly. "I've been riding well in the last months. I knew I'd be up there."

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