Drucker Wins 16th Vuelta Stage, Quintana Maintains Lead

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Peñíscola, Spain, Sept 5, 2016 (AFP) - Luxembourg's Jean-Pierre Drucker claimed victory on a rare day for the sprinters at the Vuelta a Espana Monday as Nairo Quintana retained his commanding lead over Chris Froome in the general classification. The BMC rider claimed the 156.4km 16th stage from Alcaniz to Peniscola in a time of 3hrs 21mins 18secs ahead of German duo Rudiger Selig and … [Read more...]

Greg Van Avermaet Takes “Best Jersey In World At Tour Stage 5

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By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Le Lioran, France, July 6, 2016 (AFP) - Greg Van Avermaet rode into the "best jersey in the world", the coveted race leader's yellow jersey as he won Wednesday's fifth stage of the Tour de France. It was a second stage win for the cobbled classics specialist who also won stage 13 last year. And it continued a great year for Van … [Read more...]

Richie Porte Excited By Team Leader Role For BMC Pro Cycling

By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Saint-Lô, France, July 1, 2016 (AFP) - Tasmanian Richie Porte says he is excited to finally have the chance to be a team leader at the Tour de France. The 31-year-old will be riding his sixth Tour de France when he takes to the start line on Saturday in the picturesque Mont Saint-Michel, but for the first time he will be riding for himself. Having helped … [Read more...]

Van Garderen Turns To Hand Spray For Tour de France

Saint-Lô, France, July 1, 2016 (AFP) - Tejay Van Garderen has a secret weapon in his bid for Tour de France glory this year: anti-bacterial hand spray. The 27-year-old was lying third on the Tour last year when he was forced to abandon on the 17th stage after falling ill. So this year, he is taking no chances. "I don't shake hands (anymore), I fist-pump. I take that," he said, … [Read more...]

Philippe Gilbert Claims His Second Belgian Road Race Championship

26 June 2016, Lacs de l'Eau d'Heure (BEL) Philippe Gilbert has become the Belgian Road Race Champion for the second time in his career, defeating Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal) in a one on one battle to the line. Greg Van Avermaet rounded out the podium in third place for the second consecutive year. A 25-rider move, including Gilbert, Van Avermaet, Dylan Teuns and Loïc Vliegen, went away … [Read more...]

Porte And Van Garderen Get Equal Billing At Tour de France

Paris, June 22, 2016 - Australia's Richie Porte and American teammate Tejay Van Garderen will be given equal billing when the US-backed BMC team launch their assault on the Tour de France. "Richie and Tejay will receive equal support from the team during the race," said team chief Jim Ochowicz who did however confirm the Australian as "road captain". Porte, 31, was recruited by BMC … [Read more...]

Philippe Gilbert Suffers Fractured Finger in Training Altercation

Philippe Gilbert has undergone surgery on a fractured finger sustained during training on Friday, BMC Racing Team announced today. Gilbert was training with Loïc Vliegen in Belgium when the two riders were targeted by two intoxicated men in a car. One of the men stepped out of the car and acted aggressively towards Vliegen and Gilbert, fracturing Gilbert's middle finger on his left hand in … [Read more...]

Greg Van Avermaet Wins The 2016 Tirreno-Adriatico For BMC

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15 March, San Benedetto del Tronto: Greg Van Avermaet has put in a stellar individual time trial performance on the final day of Tirreno-Adriatico to secure the overall race victory. Van Avermaet was the last rider to hit the course and stopped the clock on the 10km ITT with one second to spare over runner-up Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) and 23 seconds on Bob Jungels (Etixx-Quick-Step) who rounded … [Read more...]

Van Avermaet Praises Tirreno-Adriatico Stage 5 Cancellation

Milan, March 13, 2016 (AFP) - Belgian Greg Van Avermaet joined fellow riders of the TirrenoAdriatico peloton in praising the race organizers decision to cancel the fifth stage on Sunday due to the threat of snow. The fifth stage of the Italian stage race, which ends on Tuesday, was set to finish on the race's first summit finish at Monte San Vicino. But the threat of poor weather and … [Read more...]

Italian Oss Leads Tirreno-Adriatico After Opening Stage

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Rome, March 9, 2016 (AFP) - Italy's Daniel Oss is the first leader of the Tirreno-Adriatico stage race after his BMC team won Wednesday's opening team time-trial. BMC, led by one of the race favourites in American Tejay Van Garderen, edged out Etixx-Quick Step by two seconds on the 22.7km course around Lido Di Camaiore. FDJ were third at nine seconds. The Astana team of Italian … [Read more...]