Record-Breaking Dennis Takes Tour de France Opening Stage

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By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Utrecht, Netherlands, July 4, 2015 (AFP) - Australian Rohan Dennis set a new record for the highest average speed in a Tour de France timetrial as he won the opening stage of the 2015 edition on Saturday. The 25-year-old scorched around the 13.8km course in just 14min 56sec despite Utrecht being suffocated by a … [Read more...]

Caruso Alongside Van Garderen For BMC Team At Tour de France

Paris, June 24, 2015 - Italian rider Damiano Caruso has been included in the American team BMC's line-up, headed by Tejay van Garderen, for next month's Tour de France. Carsuo, 27, will make his debut in the Grand Boucle after finishing eighth in the Giro d'Italia in May. Van Garderen, who came fifth in the Tour last year and in 2012, finished second in the recent Criterium du … [Read more...]

Big Finish For BMC Racing Team At Tour de Yorkshire

Leeds, Great Britain - Ben Hermans led a 1-2-4 finish by the BMC Racing Team on the final stage of the Tour de Yorkshire Sunday while teammate Samuel Sánchez was runner-up overall in the inaugural edition of the British race. Hermans attacked the peloton with nine kilometers left, passed breakaway rider Lawson Craddock (Team Giant-Alpecin) with five kilometers to go, and had time to freewheel … [Read more...]

Peter Velits To Undergo Surgery On His Left Leg

Santa Rosa, California - Slovakian national time trial champion Peter Velits will have surgery on his left leg to treat an overuse injury, the BMC Racing Team announced Monday. BMC Racing Team Chief Medical Officer Dr. Max Testa said the injury has developed over the past few months. Part of the BMC Racing Team's victorious team time trial squad at the world championships last September, … [Read more...]

BMC Racing Team’s Rohan Dennis Breaks World Hour Record

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Grenchen, Switzerland - Rohan Dennis of the BMC Racing Team established a new UCI world hour record Sunday, powering his BMC trackmachine TR01 a distance of 52.491 kilometers to better the previous mark by 639 meters. He became the first rider to surpass the 52 km threshold since the UCI unified two classifications into a single category last year and in line with regulations for current track … [Read more...]

Darwin Atapuma Of Team BMC Attacked On Training Ride

Darwin Atapuma of the BMC Racing Team is recovering in his hometown of Túquerres, Colombia, after being attacked by a pair of bandits during a training ride earlier this week. Racing Program Not Affected Atapuma was stopped by two men Tuesday who demanded he surrender his BMC teammachine SLR01. He struggled with the two – one of whom had a knife – and was cut on his left hand and wrist. … [Read more...]

BMC Racing Team Announces 2015 Roster And Hour Record Attempt

The BMC Racing Team formally announced its roster for the 2015 season Wednesday while also revealing that Rohan Dennis will make an attempt at the world hour record in February. Eight Riders New To The Team Runner-up in the 2014 WorldTour standings and winners of the UCI world team time trial championship, the BMC Racing Team won a team-record 30 races for the second straight season. … [Read more...]

BMC Recalls Three Models of Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Recall Summary Name of Product: BMC Alpenchallenge, Masschallenge and Urbanchallenge Bicycles with Aprebic Forks Hazard: The bicycle forks can crack or break above the brake mount posing a fall hazard to consumers. … [Read more...]

BMC Racing Team Statement: Alessandro Ballan

Ballan The BMC Racing Team is aware of, and will continue to monitor, CONI's legal proceedings involving Alessandro Ballan. Prior to a decision by the relevant authorities, the team will rely upon internal policies to determine the status of Ballan. At this time, no decision to remove him from active status has been made. As has been previously stated, the charges stem from a time period prior … [Read more...]

For Team BMC Giro della Toscana Final Test Before Giro d’Italia

The BMC Racing Team will field a squad for the Giro della Toscana Sunday that is filled with riders headed for the Giro d'Italia, but who are focused on helping Mauro Santambrogio improve on his runner-up finish at this race last year. Motivated Team Santambrogio was narrowly beaten to the finish line by Daniel Martin a year ago, which has provided him with extra motivation for the … [Read more...]