Tour de France: Van Garderen, Talansky and Farrar carry the weight of the US

There will only be three American riders at the Grand Départ of the Tour de France in Utrecht on Saturday, a third of the number of riders who started the race last year, and the smallest number in nearly two decades. But even though that number is surprisingly low, considering that there are 20 American riders racing for WorldTour teams this year, the US still has a shot at top performances in the overall classification and in mixing it up in the bunch sprints.

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