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...]

BMC Racing Team Extends Contract With Tejay van Garderen

17 January, 2016, Santa Rosa, California (USA) BMC Racing Team today announced the extension of Tejay van Garderen's contract beyond 2016, on the eve of the UCI WorldTour season. The team recently confirmed the continuation of BMC Switzerland as title sponsor, which secures the future of BMC Racing Team past the 2016 season. BMC Racing Team General Manager Jim Ochowicz said the extension … [Read more...]

Dennis And Porte Stamp A Mark On The Individual Time Trial

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Rohan Dennis has kicked the 2016 season off in winning form, taking out the Individual Time Trial at the Australian Road National Championships. Dennis set a blistering pace to storm home in 51:13, 38 seconds ahead of Richie Porte, who made his debut for BMC Racing Team, with Sean Lake in third. The green and gold jersey is a dream come true for Dennis. "It's always a dream to win the … [Read more...]