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Garmin’s Three Musketeers for Flanders

Hushovd, Haussler, FarrarTeam Garmin-Cervelo will head into the Tour of Flanders with three strong names consisting of Tyler Farrar, Thor Hushovd and Heinrich Haussler.

Despite strength in numbers they are well aware that the man to beat will Fabian Cancellara, but Farrar, who finished fourth last year, is confident that the team can play all their cards in a bid to not just stop Cancellara, but also win the team’s first Classic.

“I think Thor and Heinrich are more leaders for Sunday than I am.” said Farrar. “They’re riders that can go in moves and that can follow guys like Cancellara when he goes on climbs. For me it’s more a matter of hanging on and if things come back together and it’s a group sprinting for a result, then we’ll see but I think it’s more of a race for those two. ”

World champion Hushovd has yet to finish on any podium this season:

“I’m feeling good. Over the last couple of weeks the form hasn’t been too bad, even though I’ve not had any results.” Hushovd said. “That’s just racing and things don’t always work out how you want them but I think my body and my legs are good. Anything can happen on Sunday.”

When it comes to form, fitness and confidence, Haussler is perhaps the biggest unknown:

“I’m up there but there’s still two or three per cent that’s missing from my form in 2009. I’m not complaining, I’ve done all the training and I’ve wanted to do and I’ll do my best. We have a strong team and we’ve got good chances.”

News source: Team Garmin-Cervelo / cyclingnews.com