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Van Garderen: I think we've got a shot at victory

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Tejay van Garderen (BMC) one of the favourites for Tirreno-Adriatico

Tejay van Garderen (BMC) one of the favourites for Tirreno-Adriatico
(Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Peter Sagan (Tinkoff), Vincenzo Nibali (Astana), Alejandro Valverde (Movistar), Tejay van Garderen (BMC) and Estaban Chaves (Orica-GreenEdge) at Tirreno-Adriatico

Peter Sagan (Tinkoff), Vincenzo Nibali (Astana), Alejandro Valverde (Movistar), Tejay van Garderen (BMC) and Estaban Chaves (Orica-GreenEdge) at Tirreno-Adriatico
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Tejay van Garderen after the final Ruta satge.

Tejay van Garderen after the final Ruta satge.
(Image credit: Bettini)
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Tejay van Garderen celebrates on the stage 4 podium at Ruta del Sol.

Tejay van Garderen celebrates on the stage 4 podium at Ruta del Sol.
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Tejay van Garderen on his way to winning the time trial at Ruta del Sol.

Tejay van Garderen on his way to winning the time trial at Ruta del Sol.
(Image credit: Bettini)

Tejay van Garderen (BMC) in general keeps his emotions and ambitions under control when talking to the media but the American seemed confident of his chances at Tirreno-Adriatico and ready to race aggressively when he talked to journalists after the pre-race press conference.