Tejay van Garderen to become sports director at EF Education-Nippo in 2022

The American will start learning the ropes as soon as the 2021 Vuelta a España, where he will shadow support staff in Spain

Tejay van Garderen
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Tejay van Garderen has announced he will become a sports director with his team EF Education-Nippo in 2022.

The American retired in June after the US National Championships, having felt at the Giro d'Italia he could no longer perform at the level he wanted to, calling time on a professional career that began in 2008.

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