Tejay van Garderen targeting Giro d'Italia success after Tour de France leadership snub

The American has conceded that Richie Porte earned his place as BMC team leader at the Tour after finishing fourth in 2016

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After a difficult 2016 season that saw him finish 29th in the Tour de France and abandon the Vuelta a España, Tejay van Garderen has said that he is not surprised to find himself below Richie Porte in the BMC Racing pecking order.

The 28-year-old, who has twice finished fifth at the Tour in the past, will likely lead BMC at the Giro d’Italia in 2017, with Porte given the leadership in July.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.