BMC Racing Team Ready For Paris-Tours

The BMC Racing Team will field a versatile roster for Sunday's 105th edition of Paris-Tours. Features New Finish BMC Racing Team Directeur Sportif John Lelangue said there are three critical phases to the 230.5-kilometer fall classic that actually begins in Voves, France. "We'll be attentive to the first part with the side winds and echelons," Lelangue said. "In the second part, we know we … [Read more...]

BMC Racing Team Readies For First Vuelta

The BMC Racing Team's lineup for its first Vuelta a España is geared toward looking for opportunities in breakaways and stage wins, Directeur Sportif John Lelangue said. Plenty Of Options "We don't have the same objective as we had at the Tour de France – like supporting one leader," Lelangue said. "This race is wide open for all the guys." The BMC Racing Team brings a number of potential … [Read more...]

Gilbert Wins Eneco Tour Third Stage

ANDenne, Belgium, Aug 11, 2011 (AFP) - Belgium champion Philippe Gilbert of the Omega Pharma team won the third stage of the Eneco Tour on Thursday to take the overall race lead from American Taylor Phinney of BMC. Gilbert made the decisive break seven kilometers from the line to cross the line alone several seconds ahead of Slovenian Grega Bole and Belgian Ben Hermans. It is the … [Read more...]

Greipel Gets The Double, Phinney Retains Lead At Eneco Tour

ARDOOIE, Aug 10, 2011 - German sprint specialist Andre Greipel of Omega-Pharma claimed his second successive victory on the Eneco Tour, finishing ahead of American Tyler Farrar and Norway's Edvald Boasson Hagen Wednesday. Highly-regarded young American Taylor Phinney, of BMC, retained the race leader's jersey after finishing sixth in the 173.7 km ride from Aalter to Ardooie. Phinney, … [Read more...]

Greipel Rides In Seventh Heaven, Phinney Retains Lead

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Sint Willebrord, Netherlands, Aug 9, 2011 (AFP) - German sprint specialist Andre Greipel recorded his seventh win of the season here on Tuesday as the Omega Pharma rider won the first stage of the Eneco Tour. It wasn't enough for the 29-year-old to take the overall lead, as young American star Taylor Phinney retained the lead he took when he won the prologue on Monday. Greipel, winner of … [Read more...]

Phinney Beats Boasson Hagen, And Millar At Eneco Prologue

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AMersfoort, Netherlands, Aug 8, 2011 (AFP) - Highly-regarded American rider Taylor Phinney claimed his first win in the professional ranks here on Monday when he took the 5.7 kilometres prologue of the Eneco Tour. The reigning under-21 world time trial champion also took the overall leader's jersey as the BMC rider beat the vastly more experienced duo of Norwegian ace Edvald Boasson Hagen of … [Read more...]

Zabriskie Wins Stage 4, Evans In Leaders Jersey At Tour de Romandie

SIGNAL-DE-BOUGY, Switzerland, April 30, 2011 - America's David Zabriskie, riding for the Garmin Cervelo team, won the fourth stage of the Tour de Romandie on Saturday, a 20.1km time-trial between Aubonne and Signal-de-Bougy. Australia's Cadel Evans, who was eighth on the stage, took the yellow jersey. Zabriskie finished the stage almost two seconds ahead of Australia's Richie Porte with … [Read more...]

Castroviejo Surprises With Tour de Romandie Prologue Win

MARTIGNY, Switzerland, April 26, 2011 - Spaniard Jonathan Castroviejo won the three kilometer prologue of the six day Tour de Romandie on Tuesday. US rider Taylor Phinney was second in the time trial through the streets of Martigny, followed by Australia's Leigh Howard in third place. Castroviejo admitted he was surprised by his win and played down his chances of overall victory. … [Read more...]

Evans Returns At Tour de Romandie

Cadel Evans makes his return to racing for the BMC Racing Team Tuesday at the Tour de Romandie. The former world champion said he's feeling "90 to 95 percent" recovered from injuries suffered in a training ride crash last month. Day-By-Day Approach Evans, the winner here in 2006, said his first priority is to finish the six-day Swiss race without any problems. "I want to take it day-by-day and … [Read more...]

Knee Pain Forces Phinney’s Withdrawal

Continued pain in his left knee forced Taylor Phinney to abandon his first WorldTour race Wednesday, midway through Stage 3 of the Volta a Catalunya. Hopeful For Roubaix Phinney said the pain he first experienced pain on Stage 1 made for a mentally and physically tough day on the race's Queen Stage. Though he was dropped on the opening Category I climbs, he chased back. "But by the third … [Read more...]