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...]

Philippe Gilbert Pulls Out Of Paris-Nice With Illness

Cusset, France, March 9, 2016 (AFP) - Belgium's former world champion Philippe Gilbert pulled out of the Paris-Nice race on Wednesday suffering from a respiratory infection, his BMC team said. "I really love this race so it is disappointing to have to stop racing," said the 33-year-old cyclist, who captured the world road race title in 2012. "But I have one of my biggest goals for … [Read more...]

Amgen Tour of California Launches Into It’s Second Decade

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World, National and Grand Tour Champions and Olympic Hopefuls Among World-class Men’s and Women’s Pro Teams Announced for May Race LOS ANGELES, Calif. (March 1, 2016) – The 2016 Amgen Tour of California will enter its second decade as America’s most prestigious annual cycling event with an unsurpassed field of men’s and women’s professional teams for the 2016 race. The 11th annual … [Read more...]

Tejay van Garderen Of BMC Racing Team To Open 2016 Season In Spain

Tejay van Garderen will have the chance to test his legs for the first time in 2016 at the upcoming Vuelta Ciclista a la Region de Murcia and Clasica de Almeria races. It is the first time that BMC Racing Team will take a team to the two one-day races on February 13 and 14, BMC Racing Team Sports Director, Jackson Stewart said. "They're great races to start the season with. We're sending a … [Read more...]

Porte Wins Tour Down Under Stage 5 On Willunga Hill

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Adelaide, Australia, Jan 23, 2016 (AFP) - Richie Porte powered his way to win the fifth stage of the Tour Down Under on Willunga Hill Saturday as fellow Australian Simon Gerrans consolidated his hold on first place overall. With one day left in the season-opening UCI World Tour race, Orica GreenEdge rider Gerrans leads Porte (BMC Racing) by nine seconds with Colombia's Sergio Henao (Sky) a … [Read more...]