Tejay van Garderen

Basalt, Colorado, USA
Languages Spoken
English, Dutch
"I think a fresh environment can spark a motivation that you might not have known was there.”

Tejay grew up in Bozeman, Montana and has lived in Colorado, California, Nice, France and Girona, Spain throughout his professional cycling career. The American, racing his third season with EF Education–NIPPO, starts many races as the team’s general contender (GC) and also loves to embrace the support role when racing for his teammates.

Tejay calls his white jersey win, awarded to the best young rider, at the 2012 Tour de France, one of the proudest moments of his career. Another standout moment? Standing on the top step of the 2013 Amgen Tour of California podium with his then six-week old baby daughter.

Following his experience at Camp EF in 2020, Tejay has expressed interest in getting in on the alternative racing action during the 2021 season.

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Coffee making apparatuses

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Pump up song

“2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted” with Tupac and Snoop Dogg