Paris-Nice, Stage 7: Uphill Time Trial15. March 2015 — Road Team
BMC Racing Team's Tejay van Garderen finished 20th, 1:18 behind stage winner and overall Paris-Nice champion Richie Porte (Team Sky), in Sunday's uphill individual trial that capped the week-long WorldTour race. (©Tim De Waele/TDWsport)
In the overall standings, Van Garderen was 5:41 back of Porte in 16th place after conceding nearly than five minutes to previous race leader Tony Gallopin (Lotto-Soudal) in Saturday's rainy and cold road race. World road champion Michal Kwiatkowski (Etixx-Quick Step) was runner-up overall and Simon Spilak (Team Katusha) finished third.
"I came in here with really good form and I had high hopes and it all kind of unraveled after yesterday," van Garderen said. "Today I was hoping to salvage a good ride and I gave it a shot, but the legs just were not responding. I don't think it is anything to panic about. I know I have good form and I am going to try and carry that into the next two stage races that I have coming up in Spain and just move forward and go from there."
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