Van Garderen knocked out of Tour de Romandie by tree branch

Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) was forced out of the Tour de Romandie today during the 184km penultimate stage after being struck in the face by a wayward tree branch. While descending off of the day's first climb, the category 1 Col des Mosses, wind gusting to 60 km/h blew the branch into Van Garderen's face, said a statement released by the BMC Racing Team.

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