Farrar withdraws from world championships

  
  


Tyler Farrar will not compete in the 2012 UCI Road World Championships in the Netherlands. (Photo by Casey Gibson)
Tyler Farrar will not compete in the 2012 UCI Road World Championships in the Netherlands. (Photo by Casey Gibson)
USA Cycling announced Saturday that Tyler Farrar (Wenatchee, Wash./Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda) is unable to compete in the 2012 UCI Road World Championships due to a concussion he suffered during the Tour of Britain.

“It’s disappointing to not have Tyler in the team this year,” USA Cycling Vice President of Athletics Jim Miller said. “But I fully understand the seriousness of his concussion and support the decision to take the necessary time required to fully recover. We wish him a speedy recovery and are looking forward to his returning to full health soon.”

The 28-year-old Farrar will be replaced on the American team contesting the road race by Andrew Talansky (Napa, Calif./Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda).

Talansky was the top American rider at this year’s Vuelta a España, finishing seventh overall after registering five top-10 stage finishes. Talansky, 23, also won the U23 time trial national championship in 2010 in Bend, Ore.

"While it is a privilege to represent the United States in the Worlds Road Race, I wish it were under different circumstances because you never want to see someone unable to compete due to an injury," Talansky said. "My Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda teammate, Tyler, is continuing to recover from his crash. I will do my best race in honor of his spot. We have a strong team and I know that myself and my Team USA teammates will race hard thinking of him, wishing him continued recovery."

Talansky joins the other riders on America’s elite men’s team: Brent Bookwalter (Athens, Ga./BMC Racing), Matthew Busche (Wauwatosa, Wisc./RadioShack-Nissan-Trek), Timmy Duggan (Nederland, Colo./Liquigas-Cannondale), Lucas Euser (Boulder, Colo./Spidertech p/b C10), Chris Horner (San Diego, Calif./RadioShack-Nissan-Trek), Alex Howes (Golden, Colo./Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda), Taylor Phinney (Boulder, Colo./BMC Racing) and Tejay van Garderen (Boulder, Colo./BMC Racing). Phinney and van Garderen are slated to contest the individual time trial.

Andrew Talansky will replace Tyler Farrar on the U.S. team in the road race in the Netherlands. (Photo by Casey Gibson)
Andrew Talansky will replace Tyler Farrar on the U.S. team in the road race in the Netherlands. (Photo by Casey Gibson)
Elite Men
Brent Bookwalter (Athens, Ga./BMC Racing)
Matthew Busche (Wauwatosa, Wisc./RadioShack-Nissan-Trek)
Timmy Duggan (Nederland, Colo./Liquigas-Cannondale)
Lucas Euser (Boulder, Colo./Spidertech p/b C10)
Chris Horner (San Diego, Calif./RadioShack-Nissan-Trek)
Alex Howes (Golden, Colo./Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda)
Taylor Phinney (Boulder, Colo./BMC Racing) — also competing in TT
Andrew Talansky (Napa, Calif./Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda)
Tejay van Garderen (Boulder, Colo./BMC Racing) — also competing in TT



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