Van Garderen says it almost felt like he just wanted to disappear after having to abandon the world famous bike race after the 161 kilometer, 17th stage from Digne-les-Bains to Pra Loup, France. But a cold he’s been fighting worsened, giving him a fever and chills and leaving him little energy to continue.
Van Garderen won the USA Pro Challenge here in Colorado the last two years.
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