I’ve talked about him before but I have to brag about him a little more. Local Bozeman kid (not a kid anymore) and son of a friend I raced with for years Tejay Vangarderen who once worked at Strong Frames as the “shop boy” is killing it in his young pro race career. He’s racing for HTC-Columbia and scored a third in the Criterium du Dauphine behind Contador. He did so well in the Dauphine his team manager decided to test the waters in a grand tour. Last Sunday he started the Vuelta a Espana and after six stages sits in 6th in the GC, Go Tejay! In the August issue of VeloNews he made the cover and has a full page picture with the caption “Future of GC racing”. That’s a lot to live up to but Tejay is a good kid and if anyone can do it he can. Looks like we may be going to the Tour De France next year.