No. 178 - Tejay Van Garderen
|Team: USA Cycling National Development Team |
DOB: 8/12/1988 | Age: 18
Hometown: Bozeman, Montana
Residence: Boulder, Colorado
Height: 6'1" | Weight: 158
Career SummaryThe youngest competitor at the Amgen Tour of California, Tejay Van Garderen put up solid results in the European peloton as a junior with several podium finishes in top international events in 2005 and 2006. Now a U23, Van Garderen hopes that success continues.
Tejay was introduced to the sport by his father and became a competitive mountain biker when he was just nine years old. Later, the Bozeman, Mont. native gravitated towards road cycling and is now on the path to becoming one of the next notable Americans in road cycling.
Events07 Amgen Tour of California
- 2006 1st Tour of Condrez; 3rd overall Tour de Lorraine, France; 2nd overall Tour du Pays du Vaud, Switzerland; 5th overall Niedersachsen Rundfahrt, Germany; 2nd overall Vuelta a Granada, Spain
- 2005 1st stage 2 Junior International Driedaagse van Axel
- **Eleven-time Junior National Champion**