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2011 Amgen Tour of California: Tejay Van Garderen’s Specialized Venge

  • By Nick Legan
  • Published May. 14, 2011
  • Updated May. 15, 2011 at 10:41 AM EST

Specialized launched its aero road bike, the Venge, the day before Milan-San Remo. The next day Matt Goss rode the new model to victory in La Primavera. With the initial buzz now dying down a bit and production ramping up, more HTC-Highroad riders are receiving Venges of their own. Tejay Van Garderen is among them.

When asked about members of the media naming him an Amgen Tour of California favorite, Van Garderen replied: “I would put myself as one of the favorites too. That’s definitely the goal. The goal could either be to do well or to win and I’m going to try to win.”

Specialized surely hopes that their Venge can help carry him to that victory.

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Nick Legan

Nick Legan

After graduating from Indiana University with honors and a degree in French and journalism, Nick Legan jumped straight into wrenching at Pro Peloton bike shop in Boulder for a few years. Then, he began a seven-year stint in the professional ranks, most recently serving for RadioShack at the Tour de France and the Amgen Tour of California. He also worked for Garmin-Slipstream, CSC, Toyota-United, Health Net and Ofoto. Legan served as the VeloNews tech editor 2010-2012 before sliding across the line into public relations.

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