While Garmin-Sharp expected their co-leaders Tom Danielson and Janier Acevedo to vie for victory in Argentina's Tour de San Luis, Phil Gaimon's stage 1 victory from a race-long break vaulted the WorldTour team rookie into the leader's jersey and ultimately a hard-fought runner-up position to Nairo Quintana (Movistar) on the final podium.
Danielson played a key super-domestique role for Gaimon on each of the three mountain finishes and couldn't be happier or prouder of Gaimon's performance versus many of the WorldTour's stage race stars.
Prior to the final stage, Danielson spoke to Cyclingnews about his 2014 schedule and his goals for the season. After winning the 2013 Tour of Utah, the 35-year-old American hopes to add GC wins at the Tour of California and Colorado's USA Pro Challenge to his palmares. Regarding objectives for the remainder of his career, Danielson speaks of his yet to be fulfilled WorldTour race ambitions.
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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.
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