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Van Garderen accepts responsibility

Tour of California winner believes it's on him to give American fans a clean show

Updated: May 19, 2013, 8:11 PM ET
By Mike Marino | VeloNews.com

MT. DIABLO, Calif. -- It had been following along with the peloton, for the most part unheard and unsaid, until the young American in the race leader's jersey at the Amgen Tour of California felt comfortable enough to bring it up.

It's on us, Tejay van Garderen (BMC) said. Specifically, it's up to a new group of U.S. cyclists to make certain the offseason cataclysm that brought down a generation of marquee names doesn't happen again.

The word he used: responsibility. ...

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