Tejay van Garderen (USA)

Turned pro


Date of birth

August 12, 1988

Place of birth

Bozeman, Montana, USA


United States


Aspen, Colorado, USA


6 ft 1 inch / 185 cm


151 lbs / 69 kg

Bio snapshot

Member of the BMC Racing Team's world team time trial-winning squad ... Won two stages of the USA Pro Challenge on the way to a repeat victory and win in the team classification ... Victory in the Stage 6 Vail uphill time trial broke his own course record ... Finished fifth at the Tour de France for the second time in three seasons ... Helped Philippe Gilbert win the Tour of Beijing ... Revealed after Stage 2 of Critérium du Dauphiné that he suffered a hairline fracture to his hip during his crash at the Tour de Romandie prologue ... Withdrew from Tour de Romandie two days after his crash ... Scored first career WorldTour victory by beating Romain Bardet in summit finish on Stage 4 at Volta a Catalunya on the way to finishing third overall ... Withdrew from Paris-Nice on the opening stage with stomach problems ... Runner-up at Tour of Oman to Chris Froome (Team Sky) in season debut ... 2013: Overall winner of the USA Pro Challenge while winning Vail uphill time trial in record time ... Also helped win the team classification at the USA Pro Challenge ... Runner-up on the double climb of Alpe d'Huez on Stage 18 of the Tour de France ... Won first career stage race and the Stage 6 individual time trial on the way to also helping win the team classification at the Amgen Tour of California ... Finished third overall at Critérium International while earning best young rider honors ... Placed career-best fourth overall at Paris-Nice ... Runner-up at Tour de San Luis on the strength of four top 10 finishes and victory in the team classification ... 2012: Won "best young rider" classification at Tour de France while finishing fifth overall ... Finished fourth in the individual time trial of the UCI Road World Championships and was part of the squad that was runner-up in the team time trial ... Represented the United States in Olympic Games road race in London ... Silver medalist at U.S. national time trial championships ... Won "best young rider" honors at Paris-Nice while finishing fifth overall ... Finished fourth overall at Amgen Tour of California ... 2011: Third overall at USA Pro Cycling Challenge ... Won Best Young Rider classifications at USA Pro Cycling Challenge and Amgen Tour of California … Wore King of the Mountains jersey at Tour de France … Third at 2010 Critérium du Dauphiné. 

Specialties and Strengths

Time trials, climbing, stage races

Top 10 results 2014

Sept. 21

World Championship Team Time Trial 


Aug. 25

USA Pro Challenge, Final Overall Standings


Aug. 25

USA Pro Challenge, Stage 7


Aug. 24

USA Pro Challenge, Stage 6


Aug. 23

USA Pro Challenge, Stage 5 


Aug. 21

USA Pro Challenge, Stage 3


Aug. 20

USA Pro Challenge, Stage 2


July 27

Tour de France, Final Overall Standings


July 26

Tour de France, Stage 20


July 24

Tour de France, Stage 18


July 19

Tour de France, Stage 14


July 18

Tour de France, Stage 13


July 14

Tour de France, Stage 10


July 12

Tour de France, Stage 8


July 6

Tour de France, Stage 2


June 15

Critérium du Dauphiné, Stage 8


June 8

Critérium du Dauphiné, Stage 1 ITT


April 12 

Vuelta al Pais Vasco, Final Overall Standings


April 12

Vuelta al Pais Vasco, Stage 6 ITT


March 30

Volta a Catalunya, Final Overall Standings


March 27

Volta a Catalunya, Stage 4


March 26

Volta a Catalunya, Stage 3


Feb. 23

Tour of Oman, Final Overall Standings


Feb. 22

Tour of Oman, Stage 5   


Career Highlights


1st overall, USA Pro Challenge (USA)
1st overall, Amgen Tour of California (USA)
2nd, Stage 18, Tour de France (FRA)
2nd overall, Tour de San Luis (ARG)
3rd overall, Critérium International (FRA)
4th, Paris-Nice (FRA)


1st, Stage 2, USA Pro Challenge (USA) 
1st, best young rider classification, Tour de France (FRA) 
1st, best young rider classification, Paris-Nice (FRA) 
2nd, TTT, UCI Road World Championships (NED) 
2nd overall, USA Pro Challenge (USA)


2nd overall, Volta ao Algarve (POR)
2nd, prologue, Tour de Suisse (SUI)
3rd overall, USA Pro Cycling Challenge (USA)