Road to Victory: World class cyclist Tejay van Garderen and his Montana roots
As a kid growing up in the Gallatin Valley, Tejay van Garderen lost his job delivering the newspaper.
It wasn’t because he couldn’t ride his bike fast enough. No, despite exceptional ability at making two wheels roll rapidly, van Garderen’s elapsed time on his roll out of bed was simply sub-standard.
“I was fast getting the route done, but I just couldn’t get up at 5:30 in the morning, so I’d always end up delivering them late,” he said.
Late deliveries are a thing of the past.
At just 25 years old, van Garderen enters his fourth professional season viewed by many as the face of U.S. road cycling and as America’s best hope for a Tour de France victory.
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