Tejay van Garderen to play support role for Rigoberto Uran at Tour de France 2019

A strong performance and second place finish at the Critérium du Dauphiné was not enough for the American to take dual leadership duties

Tejay van Garderen at the Volta a Catalunya 2019 (Ramos/Getty Images)

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Tejay van Garderen (EF Education First) has revealed he is set to play a support role for team-mate Rigoberto Uran at this year's Tour de France.

"I was pleased to have everything just come together and feel like I had good form in California," van Garderen said, "but I had bad luck with the crash which affected me a bit in the closing days and I couldn’t quite close it out.

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Paul Knott is a fitness and features writer, who has also presented Cycling Weekly videos as well as contributing to the print magazine as well as online articles.  In 2020 he published his first book, The Official Tour de France Road Cycling Training Guide (Welbeck), a guide designed to help readers improve their cycling performance via cherrypicking from the strategies adopted by the pros.