Garmin set for change of direction

Garmin-Sharp will ride for Andrew Talansky and his GC challenge throughout the Tour de France. - Team boss Vaughters admits how hard it was to drop David Millar - Younger look and feel for the team start of a long-term plan

Garmin-Sharp, Majorca, February 2014

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

The Garmin-Sharp team, so long the advocates of high-risk tactics, will re-route their race sat-nav and put their weight behind Andrew Talansky for the Tour's general classification this year.

Rather than look for stage wins and entertaining racing, team boss Jonathan Vaughters says they will "tighten up" their strategy and "have a very singular focus on obtaining the highest possible place on GC."

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Simon Richardson
Magazine editor

Editor of Cycling Weekly magazine, Simon has been working at the title since 2001. He fell in love with cycling 1989 when watching the Tour de France on Channel 4, started racing in 1995 and in 2000 he spent one season racing in Belgium. During his time at CW (and Cycle Sport magazine) he has written product reviews, fitness features, pro interviews, race coverage and news. He has covered the Tour de France more times than he can remember along with two Olympic Games and many other international and UK domestic races. He became the 130-year-old magazine's 13th editor in 2015.