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Gallery: Garmin-Cervelo toast team win and yellow

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The riders raise a glass after their best ever day in the Tour de France

The riders raise a glass after their best ever day in the Tour de France
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Jonathan Vaughters

Jonathan Vaughters
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Doug Ellis leads the toast

Doug Ellis leads the toast
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Jonathan Vaughters couldn't find a glass

Jonathan Vaughters couldn't find a glass
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The media arrived in the sleepy village of Tiffauges

The media arrived in the sleepy village of Tiffauges
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Jonathan Vaughters

Jonathan Vaughters
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Thor Hushovd looks on

Thor Hushovd looks on
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Tom Danielson and David Millar were important parts in the team's win

Tom Danielson and David Millar were important parts in the team's win
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Doug Ellis addresses the team

Doug Ellis addresses the team
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Vaughters and Millar hand out glasses

Vaughters and Millar hand out glasses
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The riders gather outside the team hotel

The riders gather outside the team hotel
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Dave Zabriskie

Dave Zabriskie
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Thor Hushovd's new bike is prepared for stage 3

Thor Hushovd's new bike is prepared for stage 3
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With the podium ceremony dealt with, Garmin-Cervelo returned to their base in Tiffauges to recover from their stage 2 victory in the Tour de France.

Once massage and post-recovery was out of the way the riders and staff gathered in the small village’s secluded square for an intimate but press friendly event to celebrate their first ever stage win and yellow jersey.

Jonathan Vaughters called a toast, celebrating the team’s achievements, and he was quickly followed up by Slipstream’s chairman Doug Ellis.

Perhaps one of the proudest members of the squad was Robby Ketchell, the team’s aerodynamicist. Ketchell has helped pioneer some of Garmin’s most influential components, from skin suits to helmets, and was dubbed as the team’s tenth man for the team time trial.

He modestly played down his involvement as the team sipped a rare glass of champaign: “It came to down everything from the riders hard work to the organisation of this team and the equipment that we had but the biggest asset was being able to integrate all those components together,” Ketchell told Cyclingnews.

“It’s a huge moment. It’s exciting to be part of this team and it’s pretty much in terms of time trials the biggest one.”