Tour de France Stage 7 Crash Costly For BMC Racing Team

A crash with less than 20 kilometers to go Friday at the Tour de France cost BMC Racing Team's Tejay van Garderen 63 seconds as well as the services of teammate Darwin Atapuma, who was too injured to continue. Meanwhile, two other teammates – Daniel Oss and Greg Van Avermaet – finished sixth and 10th, respectively, on the stage. 'It Is A Tough Blow' Van Garderen said he was not sure what … [Read more...]

BMC Racing Team Reveals Tour de France Roster

The BMC Racing Team revealed Wednesday the eight riders who will support Tejay van Garderen at the Tour de France. 'We Have The Right Mix' Three riders who helped Cadel Evans win the 2011 Tour de France for the BMC Racing Team – Marcus Burghardt, Amaël Moinard and Michael Schär – will be joined by Tour veterans Daniel Oss, Greg Van Avermaet and Peter Velits. Darwin Atapuma and Peter … [Read more...]

Tejay Van Garderen Ready For Tour Tune-Up

Tejay van Garderen says an extended layoff from racing should not affect him as leads the BMC Racing Team at the Critérium du Dauphiné, his final tune-up before the Tour de France. Clear Objectives Van Garderen withdrew from the Tour de Romandie early last month following a crash in its prologue. He returned to the United States to train in Colorado, then traveled back to Europe to perform … [Read more...]

Giro d’Italia, Stage 17: Oss In The Breakaway

BMC Racing Team's Daniel Oss rode as part of a breakaway of more than two dozen riders Wednesday at the Giro d'Italia on a stage that saw no change at the top of the standings for teammate Cadel Evans, who remained third overall. Chased Hard Until The End Oss attacked several times but could not make the decisive selection of five riders who made their move on the last of three categorized … [Read more...]

BMC Racing Team’s Taylor Phinney Is U.S. Time Trial Champion

BMC Racing Team's Taylor Phinney won his second national time trial title in dominant fashion Saturday at the USA Cycling professional road championships. 'Feeling Good And Feeling Fast' Phinney's 51-second margin of victory over runner-up Tom Zirbel (Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies) was the largest in the event since 2009. Phinney went 1:24 faster than third-placed David … [Read more...]

Giro d’Italia, Stage 10: Eijssen Lost To Crash

Cadel Evans avoided several crashes Tuesday at the Giro d'Italia on his way to a ninth-place finish and retention of the maglia rosa leader's jersey. But the BMC Racing Team lost the services of teammate Yannick Eijssen, who crashed with less than 20 kilometers to go and was taken to hospital by rescue squad. 'Taking More Risks' The BMC Racing Team's leader said resumption of racing after the … [Read more...]

Giro d’Italia, Stage 2: Rainy Day

The BMC Racing Team and leader Cadel Evans endured a chilly, rain-soaked opening road race stage of the Giro d'Italia Saturday in Northern Ireland. Staying Safe The peloton allowed a four-man breakaway to enjoy a lead that peaked at nearly seven minutes midway through the 219-kilometer race that started and finished in Belfast. After the last of the quartet was reeled in with 3.5 km to go, … [Read more...]

Peter Stetina Ready For Leadership Role In California

Santa Rosa, California resident Peter Stetina says he is looking forward to leading the BMC Racing Team at the Amgen Tour of California. Balanced, Motivated Team Stetina returns to the race for the first time since 2010 and a year after teammate Tejay van Garderen won the overall. "I have never actually been in a protected role like this, so this will be a new opportunity that I have been … [Read more...]

BMC Racing Team’s Kohler Wins Romandie Sprint Classification

Martin Kohler of the BMC Racing Team captured the PMU sprint competition Sunday at the Tour de Romandie to earn the first jersey classification of his professional career. Swiss Pride On The Podium Kohler first donned the green jersey Thursday after being part of a two-man breakaway on Stage 2 that spent nearly 160 kilometers in the lead, only to be caught with three to go. He held onto it … [Read more...]

BMC Racing Team Announces Giro d’Italia Roster

The BMC Racing Team's roster to support Cadel Evans at the Giro d'Italia includes a plethora of riders who have helped him to success at past grand tours and in smaller stage races this year. 'Happy With The Support' Joining Evans for the three-week race that begins May 9 in Belfast, Ireland, are three riders who helped him win the 2011 Tour de France: Brent Bookwalter, Steve Morabito and … [Read more...]