Tejay Van Garderen

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 […]


USA Pro Challenge in photos

The third edition of the USA Pro Challenge finished this morning (Melbourne time) after seven entertaining stages in the US state of Colorado. Tejay van Garderen won the overall title while Peter Sagan dominated the sprints, winning four of the race’s seven stages. Photographer Wil Matthews was there to capture all the action.