Van Garderen happy in white jersey but focusing on assisting Evans

Tejay Van Garderen, white jersey, Tour de France 2012, stage two

Tejay Van Garderen is earning the white jersey as he helps Cadel Evans defend his Tour de France title. After a strong time trial and aggressive ride yesterday up the La Toussuire climb, he leads the young riders' competition by 1-54 minutes.

"I enjoy being in the white, but it's not something I think about long term, for Paris," the American told Cycling Weekly. "If it happens, it happens, and that's awesome. If it doesn't happen, and Cadel's in yellow, that's the main goal."

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Founded in 1891, Cycling Weekly and its team of expert journalists brings cyclists in-depth reviews, extensive coverage of both professional and domestic racing, as well as fitness advice and 'brew a cuppa and put your feet up' features. Cycling Weekly serves its audience across a range of platforms, from good old-fashioned print to online journalism, and video.