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Tejay van Garderen wins Tour of California

Updated: May 19, 2013, 5:55 PM ET
Associated Press

SANTA ROSA, Calif. -- Always close to the front but never first at the end, Tejay van Garderen would often wear himself out wondering if he could swap the white jersey that goes to the best young rider for the yellow one that goes to the winner.

Eight days through all of California's climates erased those doubts.

Van Garderen guided the BMC Racing Team with a command that suggests he could be American cycling's next big star, winning the Tour of California on Sunday for his first ...

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