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Van Garderen to cycling world: Bring it

Updated: May 16, 2011, 4:01 PM ET
By Bonnie D. Ford | ESPN.com

SQUAW VALLEY, Calif. -- Tejay Van Garderen is more than ready for his screen test. This is what he said into the camera when it cut to him in a casual, fast-paced promotional video about his HTC-Highroad team:

"I don't do modest. I expect to actually win something this year."

His tone was self-assured rather than cocksure. Then, he laughed.

The utterance might seem unremarkable for an elite athlete, except that Van Garderen is just 22 -- an age when many cyclists are ...

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