Race Tech

Pro bike: Tejay Van Garderen’s BMC TeamMachine SLR01

American rides to fifth on BMC's lightweight machine

Tejay Van Garderen finished fifth in the 2014 Tour de France on this BMC TeamMachine SLR01.

The 25-year-old secured the same result in 2012, his breakthrough year, in a race won by Team Sky’s Bradley Wiggins and proved that was no fluke this time out, despite crashing on stage seven and losing time on the climb of the Port de Bal├Ęs on stage 16.

The American, whose machine is decorated with the star and stripes of his country’s flag, recovered on the two remaining stages in the Pyrenees and climbed back into the top five by leapfrogging’s Romain Bardet in Saturday’s individual time trial.

Van Garderen’s machine is equipped with a full Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 groupset, Shimano Dura-Ace wheels and 3T finishing kit. Let’s take a closer look.

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