Tejay van Garderen takes the Yellow Leader's Jersey at the time trial

BMC Racing's Tejay van Garderen grabbed the race lead from Team Sky's Egan Bernal after winning the Time Trial

Today's time trial in Silicon Valley was a fairly flat 21.6 miles.

Early on, Mikkel Berg 2017 U23 ITT World Champion set the fastest time of 41:40, the Danish 19-yr-old jumped into the hot seat.

However, it was short lived as Italian Filippo Ganna (UAE) went 4 seconds faster a time of 41m 36s.

Lawson Craddock went one better, with  a time of 41m 33 secs.

But Tejay van Garderen put in the best performance by far beating everyone with 40m 47 secs.

As a result, he moved into the Yellow Jersey, 23 seconds ahead of Egan Bernal.

Tejay van Garderen said afterwards "It was my plan to strike back today after losing time on Gibraltar Road. We'll be ready to defend the jersey on the Mountain Stage to lake tahoe on Friday, the team are supermotivated. Who ever wants the Yellow Jersey will have to fight me all the way to the end."

2018 Tour of California GC after Stage 4

1. Tejay van Garderen (BMC) 12h 50m 55s
2. Egan Bernal (SKY) + 23 secs
3. Daniel Martinez (EF) +37
4. Tao Geoghegan Hart (SKY) +52
5. Adam Yates (MITCHELSON) +1m 7s

Tejay van Garderen takes the Yellow Leader's Jersey at the time trial

 
Tag: tourofcalifornia
 
May 19 2019 - NEWS: Anna van der Breggen wins 2019 Amgen Tour of California Women's Race
May 18 2019 - NEWS: Young Slovenian Tadej Pogacar wins the 2019 AMGEN Tour of California
May 16 2019 - NEWS: Spain's Ivan Garcia wins Tough Sprint Finish in Ventura, California
May 16 2019 - NEWS: Van Garderen clings onto Tour of California Race lead after late crash
May 14 2019 - NEWS: Massive Attack: Frenchman Remi Cavagna solos to stage 3 win at the Tour of California
May 14 2019 - NEWS: Tejay van Garderen steals race lead as Danish rider Asgreen wins on mountainous Stage 2
May 13 2019 - NEWS: Peter Sagan storms to glory on the opening sprint stage at the Tour of California
May 12 2019 - NEWS: Peter Sagan, Richie Porte and Rigoberto Uran headline Tour of California
Mar 15 2019 - NEWS: Peter Sagan and Katie Hall headline 2019 Amgen Tour of California
May 10 2019 - NEWS: Watch Now: 2019 Tour of California Preview Show
May 10 2019 - NEWS: Cookie Corner is Back at the AMGEN Tour of California
Apr 29 2019 - NEWS: USA Cycling announces Men's Team for the 2019 Amgen Tour Of California
Feb 02 2019 - NEWS: Mount Baldy will Crown an even Tougher 2019 Tour of California
Dec 05 2018 - NEWS: Amgen Tour Of California 2019 Host Cities And Race Schedule Revealed
Nov 28 2018 - NEWS: AMGEN Tour of California Donates $100,000 to Wildfire Relief
Apr 07 2014 - RESULTS: Etape Du California
May 01 2013 - RESULTS: L'Etape Du California
May 12 2019 - EVENT: 2019 Amgen Tour of California
Jun 09 2019 - EVENT: L’Etape California by le Tour de France