Tejay van Garderen set to defend USA Pro Challenge title

Colorado local to face tough competition in mountainous 'home' race

Tejay Van Garderen on stage fourteen of the 2014 Tour de France

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

American Tejay van Garderen is set to defend his race title at the upcoming USA Pro Challenge that has this year attracted five WorldTour teams.

Van Garderen finished fifth overall at the Tour de France last month in what was his first stint as a Grand Tour leader at BMC and has raced San Sebastian, in which he placed 58th, in the interim to the August 18-24 'home' event.

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