Report Card: Garmin-Sharp

From its roots as a junior development team in 2003, the organisation which evolved into present-day Garmin-Sharp has steadily checked off milestone victories year after year. While the squad has claimed semi-Classics, a full-fledged Monument, stage wins in every Grand Tour, stage race titles in events up to 2.HC classifications, a Grand Tour team title, stints in the maglia rosa and maillot jaune, plus top-ten GC finishes in four straight Tours de France, the signature honour of a final Grand Tour GC podium position remained unclaimed. Until 2012.

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Based in the southeastern United States, Peter produces race coverage for all disciplines, edits news and writes features. The New Jersey native has 30 years of road racing and cyclo-cross experience, starting in the early 1980s as a Junior in the days of toe clips and leather hairnets. Over the years he's had the good fortune to race throughout the United States and has competed in national championships for both road and 'cross in the Junior and Masters categories. The passion for cycling started young, as before he switched to the road Peter's mission in life was catching big air on his BMX bike.