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Tyler Farrar competes in Tour de France

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Here's a video of Tyler Farrar working on his top speed. Farrar reaches a blistering speed nearly 50 mph on a flat highway, exceeding the posted speed limit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KVkpKjacIZs

SB Nation out of Seattle wrote a story on July 10 about how Tyler Farrar has been fairing recently in the Tour. Over the last couple of sprints, Tyler has been falling behind the leaders and will need to mount a big push over the next few days to get back into contention for the sprint title.

http://seattle.sbnation.com/2011/7/10/2268353/2011-tour-de-france-standings-tyler-farrar-sprint-thor-hushovd

A story on the tragic death of Tyler Farrar’s racing partner, why he almost didn’t go back to Italy for the race, and his return to the biggest stage in he world just two months after the devastating accident.

http://espn.go.com/blog/olympics/post/_/id/974/impact-of-loss-wont-stop-tyler-farrar

The following report by The Telegraph shares some of Tyler Farrar’s own words after his stage 3 win in the Tour.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/othersports/cycling/tour-de-france/8616954/Tour-de-France-2011-stage-three-Tyler-Farrar-dedicates-Independence-day-win-to-Wouter-Weylandt.html

An interesting article written by a journalist in the city of Troy, Mich., related to Tyler Farrar. Tyler has family in Troy who give us some insight into his character and background.

http://www.troymessenger.com/2011/07/07/tour-stage-winner-has-ties-to-troy/

Here's a light and amusing story of a down-to-earth interview taken with Tyler Farrar. The article includes a clip nearly 10 minutes long from this interview with Tyler and several pictures of the Wenatchee cyclist.

http://gritandglimmer.com/how-to-beat-tyler-farrar-at-guitar-hero/

And in case you just want the video

A detailed description and discussion of the bike Tyler has been on in the Tour. “The S5 almost disappears when you look at it head on.” Interestingly, when he won the third stage he was on a different bike.

http://road.cc/content/news/38503-tour-tech-2011-tyler-farrars-cerv%C3%A9lo-s5 Get in touch with Tyler Farrar and other fans on his Facebook page linked below.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tyler-Farrar/90519657260

This is a brief interview with Tyler Farrar held before the Tour.

http://video.bicycling.com/video/Tyler-Farrar-Tour-de-France-Pre

A couple dozen pictures of Tyler Farrar racing in the Tour de France this year and in other races.

http://www.zimbio.com/photos/Tyler+Farrar/2008+Slipstream+Team+Launch/IMhowh08i6R

(Hot links — Tyler Farrar: Researched and written by The World's Nate Mesler. Contact him by leaving a comment below or at mesler@wenatcheeworld.com)

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