USA Pro Challenge
6:58 am
Mon August 18, 2014

Aspen's Van Garderen Ready for Pro Challenge

Tejay Van Garderen talks during a press conference on Sunday, August 17th, 2014.
Credit Elise Thatcher

    Professional cyclist and Aspen resident Tejay Van Garderen is well rested and ready to dominate the USA Pro Challenge. The 26 year old is the defending champion of the week-long race, which kicks off in Aspen today, Monday August 18th. Van Garderen talks with APR's Elise Thatcher.

Van Garderen has had a good year so far-- earlier this summer he was was the top American finisher in the Tour de France, placing fifth overall. Since then, he’s had a chance to be at home in the Upper Valley for the last two weeks. Van Garderen is married to Aspen native and former pro cyclist Jessica Phillips.