Tejay Van Garderen

Van Garderen: I have ten more years to try to win the Tour

Fifth in 2012 and looking set for fifth again this time round, Tejay van Garderen has said he believes he is a much stronger rider than two years ago and that he feels overall victory in the Tour de France is a realistic target to aim for during his career. “I feel like I have […]


Stage 20 TT: riders behind Nibali set to battle for podium in Paris

Barring accident, first place in the Tour de France has already been settled prior to the stage 20 time trial. Vincenzo Nibali has more than seven minutes over his rivals and looks certain to become the first Italian victor in 16 years in Paris. He took an early advantage on stage two and has stomped […]


Van Garderen back to strong form in Tour, impresses on final mountain stage

A taste of what might have been. Tejay van Garderen showed he is one of the strongest riders in this year’s Tour and hinted at what could have been a podium place in Paris with an impressive performance on the final mountain stage of this year’s race. Driving the pace at times in order to […]


Van Garderen: ‘The race isn’t finished…I’m hoping to bounce back’

His body language, his communication, even the look in his eyes were markedly different. Just over 24 hours earlier Tejay van Garderen had been brimming with confidence, talking about his high standing in the race, savouring his good sensations and laying out the highest of goals for the years ahead. One day in the Pyrenees […]


Van Garderen on stage 10 strategy: ‘I have got my eye on Saxo Bank’

BMC Racing team captain Tejay van Garderen has said that the team has a simple strategy for today’s decisive mountain stage: track the team which is expected to animate the race, and then see what can be done in light of that. “I kind of expect Saxo to be aggressive, so I think our tactic […]


Van Garderen vows to fight back after crash and time loss

American GC contender Tejay van Garderen has said that he is disappointed with the crash which ended up costing him time to the other classification riders on Friday, but vowed to remain focussed and to keep trying to achieve the best Tour de France possible. The BMC Racing Team rider hit the deck with just […]


Van Garderen audio: “I feel good. I feel really good”

Crossing the line, wheeling to a halt and showing a satisfied smile, it was clear that Tejay van Garderen was very encouraged by his feelings on stage two of the Tour de France. The American rider finished an excellent fifth in the Tour at 23 years of age, two years after he was third overall […]


Tinkoff-Saxo’s Riis and BMC’s Peiper on Contador and van Garderen

Both Tinkoff-Saxo directeur sportif Bjarne Riis and his BMC Racing Team equivalent Allan Peiper have expressed confidence in their respective GC leaders for this Tour de France, saying that each rider has done things well since the Critérium du Dauphiné to arrive in good shape. The duo had contrasting fortunes in the French event; Contador […]


Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Diego Ulissi tests positive for salbutemol; Andy Schleck interview – “The criticism is sometimes a big issue”; Alejandro Valverde takes the backroads to the Tour de France; Fabian Cancellara wins his ninth Swiss ITT title; Michal Kwiatkowski wins Polish TT championship; Annamiek Van Vleuten takes […]


Van Garderen: “I am confident in my ability to be a Tour contender”

American Tour de France contender Tejay van Garderen has said that he intends being close to his top form in this year’s Critérium du Dauphiné, choosing to go into that Tour de France warm-up event aiming for the best possible result rather than holding back for the Tour. The BMC Racing Team rider spoke Tuesday […]