Van Garderen targeting Amgen Tour of California podium

BMC's Tejay van Garderen should be considered one of the top contenders for the overall Amgen Tour of California victory: after all, he placed fifth in Paris-Nice and was in contention for the overall Tour de Romandie until a flying branch struck him in the face and took him out of the race. But the 23-year-old American is being conservative in his pronouncements, saying he would be happy to get on the podium in Los Angeles.

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Laura Weislo
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Laura Weislo has been with Cyclingnews since 2006 after making a switch from a career in science. As Managing Editor, she coordinates coverage for North American events and global news. As former elite-level road racer who dabbled in cyclo-cross and track, Laura has a passion for all three disciplines. When not working she likes to go camping and explore lesser traveled roads, paths and gravel tracks. Laura specialises in covering doping, anti-doping, UCI governance and performing data analysis.