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Tejay van Garderen rode in a breakaway that started as 28 and eventually dwindled to five. (©Casey B. Gibson.)
Tejay van Garderen rode in a breakaway that started as 28 and eventually dwindled to five. (©Casey B. Gibson.)

Van Garderen Animates USA Cycling National Road Championship

28. May 2012

BMC Racing Team's Tejay van Garderen made the decisive breakaway of the race and later split the large group with an attack on the final climb Sunday. But the silver medalist in Saturday's national time trial was unable to respond when Timmy Duggan (Liquigas-Cannondale) soloed away to win the Greenville Hospital System USA Cycling national road championship.

Initial Breakaway of 28
When Duggan launched his attack with more than 15 kilometers remaining in the 181 km race, van Garderen and fellow breakaway members Matthew Busche (RadioShack-Nissan), Tom Danielson (Garmin-Barracuda) and Ben Jacques-Maynes (Bissell Pro Cycling) were slow to respond. "Once he got a pretty gap, we got together and started working," van Garderen said. "But by that time, it was too late." Earlier, van Garderen forced the selection from an initial breakaway group of 28 when he launched an attack the fourth and final time up Paris Mountain, site of the home of teammate George Hincapie. "Once we got over the top, I looked around and thought we had a pretty good group because no one had any teammates," van Garderen said. "So I thought there weren't going to be a whole lot of tactics. But straight away, once we got off the descent, Danielson started attacking. I thought we needed to work together and roll until we got to the circuits." Van Garderen's group was eventually caught and he finished 13th. Hincapie, who finished second here a year ago, was 16th.