Rider profile: Tejay Van Garderen
Tejay Van Garderen
Team: BMC Racing
The young American with the Dutch roots is a future Grand Tour winner but he's still learning his trade as an apprentice to BMC team leader Cadel Evans. This could be the year that Van Garderen takes his old master to school, however – he has too much ability to remain at the rank of domestique for much longer, though he has won many admirers for the patience he's shown in his career so far.
Van Garderen won the white jersey for best young rider at the 2012 Tour and he's looking strong in 2013 too, with a win in the Tour of California, third place in the Criterium International and fourth place in Paris-Nice.
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