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Video: Summerhill steps up for Garmin-Cervélo in Colorado

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Danny Summerhill (Garmin-Cervelo) grits his teeth

Danny Summerhill (Garmin-Cervelo) grits his teeth (Image credit: Jonathan Devich)
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Danny Summerhill (Chipotle Development) comes through at 1:50 back.

Danny Summerhill (Chipotle Development) comes through at 1:50 back. (Image credit: Jonathan Devich)

Denver, Colorado native Danny Summerhill got the call-up to Garmin-Cervélo from their Chipotle Development Team at the Tour of Utah earlier this month, and now the 21-year-old is on home roads at the inaugural USA Pro Cycling Challenge.

Summerhill is relishing his role as a domestique on the Boulder-based ProTour team and finds himself in the thick of the action in support of teammates Christian Vande Velde and Tom Danielson, who lie in second and fourth overall respectively going into stage 4.

Speaking to Cyclingnews prior to stage 4 in Avon, Summerhill talked about the thrill of having Leopard Trek's Andy Schleck as his minute-man the previous day in the Vail time trial.

"I really wanted to catch him," Summerhill told Cyclingnews. "He got a little too far away from me on the flats so I couldn't actually catch him, but I was watching him for a while."

Summerhill has been blown away by the crowds on-hand each day thus far and he believes the event will continue for years to come.

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.