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Garmin-Transition signs Fischer

Garmin-Transitions signs Brazilian rider Murilo Fischer to bolster sprinter Tyler Farrar's leadout train.

Tyler Farrar will have even more support in 2010 as he goes head to head against the peloton’s best sprinters.

Garmin-Transitions has sealed a deal with Brazilian rider Murilo Fischer in a move aimed at giving Farrar a stronger lead-out train in the mass gallops to the line.

Fischer will join Julian Dean and newcomer Robbie Hunter as Garmin makes a move to strengthen its train for Farrar.

The Brazilian is a strong sprinter in his own right and will have chances to win races when Farrar’s not in the mix.

The 30-year-old turned pro in 2004 with Domina Vacanze and has enjoyed steady success on the European circuit. He won the Giro del Piemonte in 2005 and a stage in the Tour of Poland in 2007 and bolted to fifth in the 2005 world championships in Madrid.