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Video: Farrar and Klier Classics recovery ride

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Tyler Farrar and Andreas Klier

Tyler Farrar and Andreas Klier
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Jonathan Vaughters and Andreas Klier chat before the training rideM

Jonathan Vaughters and Andreas Klier chat before the training rideM
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Both Farrar and Klier will race in Paris-Roubaix and Scheldeprijs

Both Farrar and Klier will race in Paris-Roubaix and Scheldeprijs
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Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Barracuda)

Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Barracuda)
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The training ride takes a wrong turn

The training ride takes a wrong turn
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The country side in Beglian offers some of the best riding in Europe

The country side in Beglian offers some of the best riding in Europe
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Tyler Farrar and Andreas Klier

Tyler Farrar and Andreas Klier
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Both riders were eager for a gentle spin along country lanes

Both riders were eager for a gentle spin along country lanes
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Tyler Farrar recovers from a long ride in Flanders

Tyler Farrar recovers from a long ride in Flanders
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Both Farrar and Klier will race in Paris-Roubaix and Scheldeprijs

Both Farrar and Klier will race in Paris-Roubaix and Scheldeprijs
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Farrar lives in Gent and knows the roads like the back of his hand

Farrar lives in Gent and knows the roads like the back of his hand
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Mavic stop by to chat with the Garmin-Barracuda mechanics

Mavic stop by to chat with the Garmin-Barracuda mechanics
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The Garmin-Barracuda Cervelo's

The Garmin-Barracuda Cervelo's
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Spare wheels being swapped out ahead of Paris-Roubaix

Spare wheels being swapped out ahead of Paris-Roubaix
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The Garmin bike bus

The Garmin bike bus
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Wheels being prepared for the races ahead

Wheels being prepared for the races ahead
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Tyler Farrar and Andreas Klier meet before their ride

Tyler Farrar and Andreas Klier meet before their ride
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Tyler Farrar and Andreas Klier meet before their ride

Tyler Farrar and Andreas Klier meet before their ride
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The two Garmin riders set off for their 40km ride

The two Garmin riders set off for their 40km ride
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The two Garmin riders set off for their 40km ride

The two Garmin riders set off for their 40km ride
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Andreas Klier will captain the team in Paris-Roubaix

Andreas Klier will captain the team in Paris-Roubaix
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Just two Garmin riders were in Gent for training

Just two Garmin riders were in Gent for training
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Farrar leads Klier on a local training ride

Farrar leads Klier on a local training ride
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Klier may be 36 but he's still one of the best Classics domestiques in the bunch

Klier may be 36 but he's still one of the best Classics domestiques in the bunch
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The Garmin-Barracuda duo of Tyler Farrar and Andreas Klier met up on Tuesday for a short recovery ride around the country lanes of Gent. The pair had ridden the Tour of Flanders on Sunday and with Scheldeprijs on Wednesday, the day’s ride revolved around a gentle spin, coffee and a friendly chit-chat.

Farrar lives in Gent, while Klier has stayed in Garmin’s Classics hotel for several weeks. The two met up and after a quick coffee set out for an hour’s ride. On the menu was a 40 kilometer route along one of Farrar's easier training loops. No hills, no cobbles, just pancake-flat roads in beautiful Belgian spring weather.

Behind them, Garmin’s new director sportif Geert Van Bondt, drove a team car. The Belgian joined up with the team on a part-time basis last year but has now become a key ingredient in their Classics campaign. Van Bondt spent most of his racing career at the side of Peter van Petegem but tasted success in Gent-Wevelgem in 2000. He retired in 2004.

Cyclingnews was given exclusive access for the training ride.