Tall man (is there such a thing as a tall man in cycling?) Tyler Farrar won the 3rd stage of the Tour de France on the Fourth of July, the first time for an American to win on the patriotic holiday. I bet it was fun to be able to say ‘Merica to the French that day.
Farrar, a Wenatchee native (that’s in the state of Washington for those of you who don’t know), has really shown heart and determination, not only through his cycling career, but these past months in particular. On May 9th Tyler lost his close friend and fellow cyclist Wouter Weylandt, who crashed in Giro d’Italia. Farrar took some long rides to grieve, the best way he knew how. Farrar knew Weylandt would want him to continue to ride the Tour de France and to use Weylandt’s memory as motivation. Coming through the 3rd stage with a symbolic ‘W’ held up by his hand was not only for a win, but more importantly for his friend. Needless to say we are impressed that he has such a strong head and can keep calm to carry on. Standing in at 6 feet tall and in world class shape, Tyler Farrar represents America, as well as Washington .
By the way, we think Tyler would look awesome in a Longshot size 1 shirt.