BMC Racing Team Sends Brent Bookwalter To U.S. Nationals

Brent Bookwalter will represent the BMC Racing Team at this weekend's USA Cycling national championships in Chattanooga, Tenn., and is the only returning medalist from last year's individual time trial. Time Trial Saturday; Road Race Monday Last year, Bookwalter finished third behind winner David Zabriskie (Garmin-Sharp) and teammate Tejay van Garderen. Van Garderen opted to rest after his … [Read more...]

Bookwalter Still Leads Tour of Qatar On Stage 3

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Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) took the Stage 3 bunch sprint win at the Tour of Qatar Tuesday, but the 10-second time bonus gained was not enough to unseat race leader Brent Bookwalter of the BMC Racing Team. Wind Not A Big Factor When seven riders escaped early in the 143-kilometer race on a looping circuit, the BMC Racing Team worked hard to keep the gap from growing too large. … [Read more...]

Bookwalter Wins Tour of Qatar Stage 1

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. BMC Racing Team's Brent Bookwalter out-sprinted two breakaway companions and a rapidly closing, reduced peloton to win Sunday's opening stage of the Tour of Qatar. Win Was 'A Shock' Bookwalter, Martin Elmiger (IAM Pro Cycling) and Gregory Rast (Radioshack Leopard) slipped the peloton with 11 km to go just as the front of the race was reforming after being sliced into pieces in the … [Read more...]

BMC Racing Team Puts Two On Podium At U.S. Time Trial

Tejay van Garderen finished second and Brent Bookwalter was third for the BMC Racing Team Saturday as David Zabriskie (Garmin-Barracuda) won his seventh national time trial title in the past nine years at the Greenville Hospital System USA Cycling pro championships. Road Race Is Monday Zabriskie covered the 33-kilometer course in 40:41, six seconds faster than van Garderen and 27 seconds … [Read more...]

Three From BMC Racing Team To U.S. Nationals

BMC Racing Team's Brent Bookwalter and Tejay van Garderen will compete in Saturday's time trial before joining George Hincapie for the road race Monday in Greenville, S.C. at the Greenville Hospital System USA Cycling pro championships. Quality Line-Up Winner of the stars-and-stripes jersey in 1998, 2006 and 2009, Hincapie will enjoy a "hometown advantage" one more time before the 185 … [Read more...]

BMC Racing Team Ready For Hometown Start

Important Race Americans Brent Bookwalter, George Hincapie and Tejay van Garderen headline a roster that also includes Steve Morabito, who was ninth overall last year, and Paris-Tours winner Greg Van Avermaet. Steve Cummings makes his return after breaking his left wrist in a crash April 6 at Vuelta al Pais Vasco. BMC Racing Team Assistant Director Michael Sayers said the race is an important one … [Read more...]

BMC Racing Team Re-Signs Five From Tour Team

Five riders who helped Cadel Evans win the Tour de France are among those on the BMC Racing Team's latest list of re-signings for 2012 and beyond, the team announced Thursday. Played Major Roles Brent Bookwalter (USA), Marcus Burghardt (GER), Steve Morabito (SUI), Manuel Quinziato (ITA) and Michael Schär (SUI) have each had their contracts extended, BMC Racing Team President and General … [Read more...]

BMC Racing Team Injury Updates: Bookwalter, Kroon

BMC Racing Team riders Brent Bookwalter and Karsten Kroon are progressing well in their recoveries from broken collarbones sustained on successive weekends at the Volta a Catalunya and Tour of Flanders, respectively. No Surgery For Kroon After seeing a shoulder specialist Tuesday, it was decided Kroon will not undergo surgery on his left collarbone, broken in a crash with another rider Sunday … [Read more...]

BMC Season In Review: Bookwalter’s Shining Moment

When Brent Bookwalter crossed the finish line on the first day of the Giro d'Italia, the BMC Racing Team rider had no idea his performance had thrust him into the spotlight. Unexpected Result Bookwalter climbed off his BMC TT01 time machine after the 8.4-kilometer effort to a swarm of media, team officials and even a pair UCI anti-doping chaperones. "What really sticks out is that I didn't … [Read more...]

Team BMC Happy With Giro Stage 1 Results

Giro d'Italia, Stage 1: Impressive Start Brent Bookwalter and world road champion Cadel Evans finished second and third, respectively, in Saturday's Stage 1 individual time trial at the Giro d'Italia. It was an impressive result for the BMC Racing Team in its Grand Tour debut. Bookwalter Pleasantly Surprised Racing through the streets of Amsterdam on his BMC time machine TT01, Bookwalter held … [Read more...]