Saturday June 30th, 2012

PrologueLiège / Liège

Start 14h00 GMT 2+

Tejay van Garderen:

interview30.06.2012Prologue- Liège / Liège

Only 15 seconds separated the riders in the top 10 of the prologue in Liège but, with Fabian Cancellara was seven seconds better than anyone else it's a reminder of how close this time trial was. Tejay van Garderen was fourth, one place ahead of a potential rival in the race for the white jersey, Edvald Boasson Hagen.

“It's not often that I'm on the good side of a close call so I didn't think it was bound to happen but I was a little worried about Boasson Hagen going into this but I'm definitely thrilled to take the white jersey.
“Defending this jersey is not the goal; we have one goal here and that's to get Cadel in yellow in Paris but if I can be of good support for him in the mountains then we'll see...
“If I can be up there with Cadel and help him out in the final then we should be able to stay ahead by just doing my job, so I think I can hold the white jersey for another day.
“I worked really hard for a result like this and I think it really shows that my form is on schedule to do my job for the rest of the Tour.
“We have full confidence in Cadel again. He's had a bit of a struggle here and there this year but all in all, he has three wins under his belt and he's been on the podium at the Dauphiné and his form is coming in right on time. Cadel is flying right now and I think today I proved that I can be there to support him.”

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