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Talansky impresses for Garmin-Sharp at the Dauphiné

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Andrew Talansky (Garmin-Sharp)

Andrew Talansky (Garmin-Sharp) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Vincenzo Nibili (Astana) and Andrew Talansky (Garmin-Sharp) climb to the top of the Col du Beal in 5th and 6th place

Vincenzo Nibili (Astana) and Andrew Talansky (Garmin-Sharp) climb to the top of the Col du Beal in 5th and 6th place (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)

After two impressive days of racing in the Critérium du Dauphiné, Andrew Talansky (Garmin-Sharp) sits in fourth place overall, 33 seconds behind race leader Chris Froome (Team Sky).

The American opened his eight-day race with a fine ride in the opening time trial in Lyon and backed up that performance with an assured and mature performance on the stage 2 battle on the slopes of the Col du Béal.

At the start of the stage Cyclingnews spoke to Talansky as he put the finishing touches to his pre-race preparations. The time trial on stage one showed that the American is moving towards top form at the right time but perhaps his best asset – form and fitness aside – is his mature approach to both his racing and the ambitions placed on his shoulders ahead of the Tour.

Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson is the Managing Editor at Cyclingnews. Based in the UK, he coordinates the global coverage for the website. Having joined Cyclingnews in April 2008, he has covered several Tour de France, the Spring Classics, and the London Olympic Games in 2012.

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