Rider Profile

Tejay van Garderen

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Tejay van Garderen

Personal Details:

Nationality United States
Date of birth 12/08/1988


Key results

1st Giro d'Italia stage 18, 2017
1st Vuelta a España team time trial stages 1, 2010; 1, '15' 1, '17

1st overall Tour of California 2013
1st overall USA Pro Cycling Challenge 2013-14

1st TTT World Championships 2014

Tour de France best young rider classification 2012

2nd overall Tour of Turkey 2010
2nd overall Volta ao Algarve 2011
2nd overall USA Pro Cycling Challenge 2012
2nd overall Tour de San Luis 2013
2nd overall Tour of Oman 2014-15
2nd overall Critérium du Dauphiné 2015
2nd overall Vuelta a Andalucía 2016

3rd overall Criterium du Dauphine 2010
3rd overall USA Pro Cycling Challenge 2010
3rd overall Critérium International 2013
3rd overall Volta a Catalunya 2014
3rd overall Volta ao Algarve 2018


The American started strongly in 2014, as he had done in 2013. He came second in the Tour of Oman and third in the Volta a Catalunya, where he won a stage. Unlike 2013, however, he built on it with a decent display at the Tour de France, where he finished fifth, as he had done two years before. He went on to repeat his USA Pro Cycling Challenge victory and capped his season with a World Championships gold medal in the team time trial with BMC.

5th General Classification Tour de France
1st TTT World Championships
1st General Classification, 1st Stages 3 & 6, USA Pro Cycling Challenge 
2nd General Classification Tour of Oman
3rd General Classification, 1st Stage 4 Volta a Catalunya


After somewhat of a breakthrough fifth place at the 2012 Tour de France, many had high hopes for van Garderen in 2013. He justified those hopes with strong showings in the first half of the season’s stage races. He started off with second at the Tour de San Luis, before taking fourth at Paris-Nice and third at the Criterium International. He then won the first stage race of his career with a convincing all-round display at the Tour of California.

It all boded well for the Tour but van Garderen flopped, finishing way down in 45th. He was leading the stage featuring a double ascent of Alpe d’Huez but fell away towards the end and had to settle for second. He bounced back to win the USA Pro Cycling Challenge in August.

1st General Classification, 1st Stage 6 Tour of California
1st General Classification, 1st Stage 2 USA Pro Cycling Challenge
2nd General Classification Tour de San Luis
3rd General Classification, 1st Young Rider Criterium International
4th General Classification Paris-Nice