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2011 Tour De France Preview: Tom Danielson, Garmin-Cervelo Represent Colorado; Danny Pate Races Too

When the 2011 Tour de France begins on July 2, Tom Danielson of Durango, CO, and his Boulder-based Team Garmin-Cervelo will take part in the most popular and well-known cycling race in the world. The 33-year-old racer took third overall place in the 2011 Tour of California. This will be his first appearance in the famous event.

Hamilton will be part of a nine-person Garmin-Cervelo team and one of his teammates is his next-state neighbor, Salt Lake City, UT resident David Zabriskie. Zabriskie won the stage 1 time trial of the 2005 Tour de France. Here is the complete roster for G-C:

Cyclist Country
Thor Hushovd NOR
Tom Danielson USA
Julian Dean NZL
Tyler Farrar USA
Ryder Hesjedal CAN
David Millar GBR
Ramunas Navardauskas LTU
Christian Vande Velde USA
David Zabriskie USA


Also representing Colorado in the Tour will be HTC-Highroad's Danny Pate. He hails from Colorado Springs and is a former U-23 World Time Trial Champion.

Stick with this stream as we preview what these racers will be up to over the coming days.

For in-depth coverage of the race, visit out cycling blog, Podium Cafe, and our SB Nation StoryStream.