Tejay Van Garderen

Commentary: These were the 10 most important stories in US cycling in 2016

There were countless stories to emerge during the 2016 season that had great significance, and impact, on American cycling. These were the 10 most important. 1. Kristin Armstrong, Olympic time trial champion 2. Megan Guarnier, 2016 UCI Women’s WorldTour champion 3. Amber Neben, world time trial champion 4. Axeon Hagens Berman: Best development team of all …

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Elite racer turned orthopedic surgeon to conduct extensive concussion and injury study among pro, amateur cyclists

When Tom Boonen crashed heavily on Stage 5 of the 2011 Tour de France, he abandoned two days later, complaining of headache, dizziness, vomiting, and adverse reaction to colors and sounds. The same day he abandoned, Chris Horner crossed the finish line bloodied and in a daze, unaware that he’d crashed 30 minutes earlier and …

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Van Garderen will focus on Giro d’Italia in 2017

Tejay van Garderen (BMC Racing) will focus on the Giro d’Italia in 2017, with a return to the Tour de France uncertain. The American rider, who has twice finished fifth at the Tour, has ceded Tour leadership within the team to Richie Porte. The Australian rider finished fifth at the Tour in 2016, and may …

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A defiant Tejay van Garderen responds to critics after Tour, Vuelta disappointments

A delicate situation. A challenge. Time to reassess. Time to start from scratch. These are among the phrases used at the Vuelta a España, by BMC Racing directors as well as peloton insiders, to describe American Tejay van Garderen, who abandoned the Spanish race on Stage 17 after riding in support of Samuel Sánchez. It …

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BMC leadership questions answered: Porte seeks Tour de France podium, Van Garderen into support role

On the roads of the Swiss Alps on Wednesday, any remaining questions about BMC Racing’s team leadership hierarchy at the 2016 Tour de France were answered. Tejay van Garderen was dropped on the penultimate climb of the day, the Category 1 Col de la Forclaz, and lost nearly 20 minutes to the general classification contenders. …

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BMC Racing Team on Tour dogfight: Anything can happen in the third week

With each passing day more and more people are starting to believe that Chris Froome will win his third Tour de France, but the BMC Racing Team is insisting that things are not set in stone yet. The squad had a mixed day on Sunday’s 15th stage. Richie Porte finished with the Froome group, improving …

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Pantano scores Tour de France stage win for IAM, Froome retains yellow

Colombia’s Jarlinson Pantano out-sprinted Rafal Majka (Tinkoff) at the Tour de France Sunday to take a stellar victory for his IAM Cycling team, which is disbanding at the end of the season. Panatano and Majka were part of the original day’s breakaway, with the latter cresting the final climb of the day with less than …

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Pro bike: Tejay van Garderen’s BMC TeamMachine SLR01

Tejay van Garderen is the United States’ best hope for a top GC finish at this year’s Tour de France, and the talented climber is once again making his way around France aboard a BMC TeamMachine SLR01. The bike itself is interesting enough, but how the mechanics ensure that every one of van Garderen’s bikes feels exactly …

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Tactical error? BMC Racing loses out to Froome on Tour’s first big mountain stage

BAGNÈRES-DE-LUCHON, France (CT) – When the dust settles, when stage 8 is analysed, those trying to beat Chris Froome to win the 2016 Tour de France may need to do a little soul-searching. The race to Bagnères de Luchon didn’t see major time gaps but the tactics of those seeking to prevent his third Tour …

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CyclingTips Podcast, Episode 6: 2016 Tour de France preview

In this first podcast from the 2016 Tour de France, Elden and U.S. Editor Neal Rogers discuss what it’s really like to cover the Tour de France as a journalist. Our team on the ground in France — Shane Stokes, Matt de Neef, and Dave Everett — provide context to pre-race interviews with Peter Sagan, …

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