Farrar Wins Vuelta Finale!
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Spain — Garmin-Transitions sprinter Tyler Farrar scored a huge win on Sunday, outsprinting Mark Cavendish to emerge the champion of the final stage of the Vuelta a España in Madrid.
Three weeks of intense racing concluded with a short, fast circuit race in front of a large crowd in central Madrid. Farrar put himself in position in the final corner and then launched ahead on his Felt F1 with 100 meters to go. He powered away from Cavendish, who finished second, and Australian Allan Davis, who was third.
Farrar, who finished second in the final sprinters’ points standings, won two stages in this year’s Vuelta, the final grand tour of the season. The American looks to be in perfect form heading into the World Championships, which will be held in Australia in two weeks.
Farrar’s American teammate Tom Danielson, the Garmin-Transitions GC leader, rode well in the mountains of this year’s Vuelta and ended up finishing ninth overall.