Headlines grabbed around the world by Garmin riders

This weekend saw not only the culmination of Team Garmin's awesome efforts at this years Tour de France, but also round 5 and 6 of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Cross Country and Downhill series respectively.

TdF Wiggins

Team Garmin's Bradley Wiggins stole the headline count with his epic performance in this year's Tour. As the peloton powered around the streets of Paris, Wiggo was safe in knowledge he'd matched the highest ever finish by a Briton with his stunning fourth place finish. Yesterday's press was awash with the congratulatory stories and now Team Garmin UK can't wait to see the argyle armada taking on the Tour of Britain in September.

TdF Paris

Following four weeks off, the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup entourage rolled into Mont Sainte Anne in Quebec, Canada with stunning effect for Garmin rider Julien Absalon and MTB Academy Team Captain Steve Peat.

 Peaty waits in the hotseat for Sam Hill

Saturday saw the qualifying and race for the Downhill speed merchants, with all eyes fixed on Santa Cruz Syndicate's Steve Peat and Greg Minnaar, who had dominated recent proceedings and headed the World Cup standings. Peaty, a huge favourite was the locals, was able to grab the hot-seat with only one rider left to take on the lengthy challenge in Quebec. Unfortunately for Steve, Australian Sam Hill stormed to victory by three seconds and now heads the World Cup standings by a mere 4 points from Peaty. Still Steve can enjoy the fact that he's now notched up 50 career podium positions and returned to form in the World Cup standings.

Julien Absalon

Cross country hero, and Garmin sponsored rider Julien Absalon continued his epic season with a comfortable 30 second victory over his nearest rival in Quebec. Over a rain slicked circuit, Absalon was able to put clear distance between him and his rivals by lap four of the draining 6 lap course and came home for a comfortable fourth World Cup win in a row. Julien now tops the standings with a huge 480 point lead over South African Barry Stander.

Next stop for the UCI World Cup is Bromont, Canada this weekend. Keep an eye on Peaty's Twitter for all the latest happenings and we'll shortly be announcing the latest addition to the Garmin MTB Academy following this weeks event at Glentress.