Van Garderen aims to be Evans' Tour de France support

Tejay Van Garderen (HTC-Highroad) riding in yellow.

Tejay Van Garderen (HTC-Highroad) riding in yellow. (Image credit: Jonathan Devich)

Tejay Van Garderen has stated his ambition of riding as Cadel Evans’ right hand man in the mountains of the Tour de France in 2012. The American climber signed a three-year deal with Evans’ BMC squad on August 1, despite interest from a raft of teams including Garmin-Cervelo, Sky and Rabobank.

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.