Tejay Van Garderen Targets Tour Victory Some Day

CARCASSONNE, France, July 21, 2014 (AFP) - American Tejay Van Garderen believes he can win the Tour de France but admits he will have to wait at least another year. The BMC leader sits fifth in the standings in a thrilling five-man battle for the minor podium places. Although he is 5min 49sec behind runaway leader Vincenzo Nibali, he is one of five men from second to sixth … [Read more...]

Tour de France Stage 7 Crash Costly For BMC Racing Team

A crash with less than 20 kilometers to go Friday at the Tour de France cost BMC Racing Team's Tejay van Garderen 63 seconds as well as the services of teammate Darwin Atapuma, who was too injured to continue. Meanwhile, two other teammates – Daniel Oss and Greg Van Avermaet – finished sixth and 10th, respectively, on the stage. 'It Is A Tough Blow' Van Garderen said he was not sure what … [Read more...]

Tejay Van Garderen Avoiding Tour de France Objectives

LEEDS, United Kingdom, July 03, 2014 (AFP) - American hopeful Tejay Van Garderen says he is not setting himself specific objectives at the Tour de France, which begins in Leeds on Saturday. The 25-year-old was a major sensation two years ago when he beat teammate and defending champion Cadel Evans to finish fifth overall, as the Australian limped home in seventh behind British winner … [Read more...]

Tejay Van Garderen Ready For Tour Tune-Up

Tejay van Garderen says an extended layoff from racing should not affect him as leads the BMC Racing Team at the Critérium du Dauphiné, his final tune-up before the Tour de France. Clear Objectives Van Garderen withdrew from the Tour de Romandie early last month following a crash in its prologue. He returned to the United States to train in Colorado, then traveled back to Europe to perform … [Read more...]

Tejay van Garderen Wins Summit Finish At Volta A Catalunya

BMC Racing Team's Tejay van Garderen sprinted past Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) around the final turn of Thursday's mountain-top finish to win the fourth stage at Volta a Catalunya. Cold Might Have Helped Van Garderen attacked out of a select group that included the race favorites in the closing kilometers of the 166.4-kilometer race that started in bright sunshine but finished in cold, … [Read more...]

Tejay Van Garderen Withdraws From Paris-Nice With Stomach Issues

Intestinal problems forced Tejay van Garderen of the BMC Racing Team to withdraw from Paris-Nice about 80 kilometers into Sunday's opening stage. 'Was Really Just Empty' Van Garderen said he may have picked up a stomach bug on his flight from Nice to Paris on Friday. "At night, I had all these stomach cramps, and bad diarrhea all day yesterday and then a little bit of a fever and no appetite," … [Read more...]

Strong BMC Racing Team Around Tejay Van Garderen For Paris-Nice

The BMC Racing Team's roster to help Tejay van Garderen at Paris-Nice features an abundance of talent around him, including Tour Méditerranéen winner Stephen Cummings and Dubai Tour champion Taylor Phinney. Freedom To Go For Stage Wins Van Garderen is coming off a runner-up finish at the Tour of Oman in his first competition of the season. The past fourth- and fifth-place finisher at this … [Read more...]

Stage 5 Of The 2013 USA Pro Challenge Was All Uphill

Crowds Pack the Start Line in Vail Village and the Finish on Vail Pass to Cheer on the Pros Vail, CO (Aug. 23, 2013) – In an uphill battle to the finish, Stage 5 of the 2013 USA Pro Challenge, the Individual Time Trial, saw BMC Racing Team rider Tejay van Garderen (USA) cross the line first, taking home the stage win and solidifying his hold on the Smashburger Leader Jersey. Destroying the … [Read more...]

Tejay van Garderen of BMC Racing Team Takes Lead At USA Pro Challenge

2013 USA Pro Challenge Heading into the Individual Time Trial Tomorrow Climber Janier Acevedo of Jamis-Hagens Berman Wins Stage Under Challenging Conditions Beaver Creek, CO (Aug. 22, 2013) – The Queen Stage of the 2013 USA Pro Challenge presented the riders with a challenging day, starting in Beaver Creek, that included five climbs and ended in a downpour of rain. In a show of strength, … [Read more...]

Tejay Van Garderen captured The Amgen Tour of California Title

SAN FRANCISCO, May 19, 2013 (AFP) - Tejay van Garderen, fifth in last year's Tour de France, captured the eighth Tour of California cycling race on Sunday, sealing his first career stage-race triumph in the final stage. Slovakia's Peter Sagan won the eighth and final stage, which took the riders out of San Francisco via the iconic Golden Gate Bridge to a finish in Santa Rosa. Van … [Read more...]