Tejay van Garderen trains specifically to overcome Froome's Tour de France attacks

American Tour de France contender Tejay van Garderen has been training specifically to overcome Chris Froome's mountain attacks

Tejay Van Garderen during the Team Presentation of the 2015 Tour de France

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Chris Froome has challenged and pushed Tejay van Garderen to a new level ahead of the 2015 Tour de France, starting in Utrecht today. The American leader of BMC Racing tweaked his training after placing second in the Critérium du Dauphiné to Froome in order to be ready for the challenges at the Tour.

Van Garderen, fifth in last year's Tour, led the Dauphiné last month until the last day when Froome rode away. That race reminded him that he must improve his power to be able to handle those attacks.

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