Van Garderen wins Vail Time Trial in record time, increases overall lead

VAIL — Tejay van Garderen has won Stage 5 of the USA Pro Challenge, the Vail Time Trial.

He set a course record, finishing the uphill time trial in 25:01. He now holds the overall lead, 1 minute, 30 seconds ahead of Mathias Frank. Tommy Danielson sits in third overall, 1 minute, 42 seconds behind.

Andrew Talansky had the second-fastest time of the day, at 25 minutes 5 seconds.

4:57 p.m.: Tejay van Garderen and Tom Danielson are speaking at a post-race press conference at the Sonnenalp in Vail.

"I was actually surprised to hear I got the stage win when I crossed the line because I felt pretty bad those last 2 kilometers," van Garderen said in the post-race press conference.

3:47 p.m.: Tejay van Garderen crosses the line at 25:01, for the best time of the day. He increases his lead overall.

3:46 p.m.: Tommy Danielson finishes 58 seconds slower than Talansky. The yellow jersey of Tejay van Garderen is on course.

3:33 p.m.: Christian Vande Velde of Garmin Sharp says the course is much faster than when he took second here two years ago thanks to the new paving. He finished with a time of 26:25.

2:39 p.m.: Andrew Talansky of Team Garmin Sharp has the new best time on course with a time of 25:05. He smashes the course record of Levi Leipheimer of 25:47. Talansky sits on the ground after finish, calling it the hardest time trial he's ever done.

2:13 p.m.: Road update: The right lane on westbound Interstate 70 from Vail to the top of Vail Pass is closed for the race and isn't expected to reopen until 5 p.m. In addition, no oversized and overweight vehicles are allowed to travel westbound from Copper Mountain to U.S. Highway 24 while the race is under way.

​2:02 p.m.: ​Chris Froome crosses the line staring at his stem. He gets some help getting pushed to the team car. Vail Pass hurts!

1:57 p.m.: Kanstantin Siutsou, of Team Sky Procycling, has the top performance of the day so far, with a time of 26:17.

1:35 p.m.: Crowds are gathered along the frontage road, and it's pandemonium at the base of Vail Pass. Some spectators in the last 500 meters have dressed up for the occasion as well.

1:33 p.m.: Tour de France champ Chris Froome starts on course to a big cheer from the crowd.

1:09 p.m.: And they're off! The first rider, Martijn Verschoor, begins as Vail Mayor Andy Daly fires the starting gun.

12:47 p.m.: Crowds are getting bigger along the course in Vail Village as we are getting set for the first rider to begin.

10:45 a.m.: Racers are warming up on the course.


10:55 a.m.: The start gate is ready to go.

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The VailDaily Updated Aug 23, 2013 05:16PM Published Aug 23, 2013 04:38PM Copyright 2013 The VailDaily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.