September 21, 2009: Day one of Tejay Van Garderen's exclusive Cyclingnews photo blog from the Mendrisio, Switzerland world championships.
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22-year-old van Garderen, had a stellar 2010 debut season in the ProTour ranks and finished third at the Dauhpine in June and coming in 35th place overall in his debut Grand Tour at the Vuelta a Espana.
In 2009 he finished second overall at the Tour de l'Avenir.
Van Garderen spent the 2008-2009 seasons racing for the Dutch Rabobank Continental team. Winner in 2009 of France's Tour du Haut Anjou and the final stage of the Netherlands' Olympia's Tour (plus second overall).
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