Talansky takes first pro win in build-up to Vuelta

Andrew Talansky (Garmin-Sharp) achieved two career milestones at the recently concluded Tour de l'Ain stage race in France which augurs well for the Vuelta a España, beginning on Saturday, August 18. The 23-year-old American earned his first pro win on last Friday's penultimate stage of the Tour de l'Ain, a victory which put Talansky in the leader's jersey, and on Saturday's fifth and final stage the Garmin rider defended his general classification lead to notch his first stage race win.

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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.