Tejay van Garderen: Criticism over Lance Armstrong link was not unexpected

BMC rider Tejay van Garderen says he wasn't trying to court controversy by working with Lance Armstrong

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

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Tejay van Garderen admits he expected the backlash that came his way after the news emerged that he has been motorpaced by Lance Armstrong.

The American racer, who finished fifth in the 2014 Tour de France, insists he wasn’t trying to court controversy by working with the Texan, simply making use of a local resource.

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