BMC explain how Tejay van Garderen saved his Vuelta after stage six crashes

The American had a difficult day on stage six that could have seen him out of Vuelta a España contention

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

BMC Racing says that cool-headedness and some luck saved Tejay van Garderen's day on the Vuelta a España's stage six to Sagunt.

The American crashed, chased back on a broken frame, and crashed again – and stopped for a puncture – but only lost 20 seconds to Vuelta leader Chris Froome (Sky). Van Garderen, who began the day second at 10 seconds, currently sits fourth overall at 30 seconds.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.