Van Garderen Wins, As Voigt Says Farewell At USA Pro Challenge

WASHINGTON, Aug 25, 2014 (AFP) - American Tejay Van Garderen completed his victory in the USA Pro Challenge Cycling race Sunday while Alex Howes won the last stage and German star Jens Voigt ended his career. Howes edged fellow American Kiel Reijnen by a wheel width at the finish line to claim the seventh stage, a 78-mile (125km) trek from Boulder to Denver, in 2hrs, 45mins 20secs. … [Read more...]

Tejay Van Garderen Wins 2014 USA Pro Challenge

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Vail, Colo. (Aug. 23, 2014) – In the race of truth, Tejay van Garderen (USA) of BMC Racing Team emerged victorious, finishing in 24 minutes and 26 seconds, winning the stage and shattering his previous course record of 25 minutes and two seconds. After the 2014 USA Pro Challenge Stage 6 individual time trial, van Garderen extended his overall lead to one minute and 32 seconds heading into the … [Read more...]

Laurent Didier Wins, Van Garderen Keeps Lead

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WASHINGTON, Aug 23, 2014 (AFP) - Luxembourg's Laurent Didier won Friday's fifth stage of the USA Pro Challenge cycling race, while American Tejay Van Garderen finished ninth to maintain his 20-second overall lead. Trek racer Didier captured the 167.6-kilometer (104.14-mile) stage from Woodland Park to Breckenridge in three hours, 50 minutes and 38 seconds with Colombian Janier Alexis … [Read more...]

Tejay van Garderen Proves He’s King At USA Pro Challenge

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Fans Lined the Mountain Roads to Cheer van Garderen to Victory Under Sunny Colorado Skies Monarch Mountain, Colo. (Aug. 20, 2014) – In a race fit for royals, Tejay van Garderen (USA) of BMC Racing Team proved he is King of the Mountains during the Queen Stage of the 2014 USA Pro Challenge on Monarch Mountain, in the race’s first-ever mountaintop finish. Taking the stage win and the overall … [Read more...]

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...]