Tour of Trentino Lure Sky, BMC With TTT

MILAN, Jan 29, 2014 (AFP) - Tour of Trentino organizers said they are hoping for an opening day battle between cycling's team time trial giants Sky and BMC when a "pancake-flat" race in the event opens this year's edition in late April. The four-day race, held on April 22-25, is considered one of several crucial warm-ups for the three-week Giro d'Italia (May 9-June 1). The … [Read more...]

Evans Hoping The Sky’s Not The Limit

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by Justin Davis PARIS, July 23, 2012 (AFP) - BMC team manager Jim Ochowicz has played down suggestions that the team sent to defend Cadel Evans' 2011 Tour de France title was not up to the job. But the evidence, after Bradley Wiggins led a rare 1-2 for Team Sky to leave Evans nearly 16 minutes off the pace, suggests the American-Swiss outfit will be going back to the drawing … [Read more...]

Team BMC At Paris-Nice

Options Abound For Paris-Nice A well-balanced roster for a Paris-Nice that includes two time trials and several uphill finishes gives the BMC Racing Team a number of options, said BMC Racing Team Assistant Director Rik Verbrugghe. Moinard On Home Turf Verbrugghe said the opening stage of the eight-day race that begins Sunday is a good example. Brent Bookwalter, Taylor Phinney and Tejay van … [Read more...]

BMC Racing Team Begins 2012 At Santos Tour Down Under

The BMC Racing Team will open its 2012 season at the Santos Tour Down Under with a lineup that includes Australian Tim Roe and Paris-Tours winner Greg Van Avermaet. Not Just For Sprinters BMC Racing Team Assistant Director Rik Verbrugghe said the six-stage race that begins Jan. 17 might play out differently than past editions. "It's always been more of a sprinter's race, but this year could be … [Read more...]

Gilbert Getting Closer To BMC

BRUSSELS, Aug 11, 2011 (AFP) - Belgian cycling star Philippe Gilbert is edging closer to signing for American team BMC, according to Belgian press reports quoting the rider's manager Vincent Wathelet. "It's come down to Quick Step and BMC," said Wathelet in a report by Het Laatste Nieuws Thursday. Despite not being a three-week stage racer Gilbert, a 29-year-old French-speaking Belgian … [Read more...]

Thor Hushovd Joins BMC Racing Team

Thor Hushovd will join the BMC Racing Team for the 2012 season, becoming the third straight world road champion to become part of the American team's roster the past two seasons. Complements Others Well BMC Racing Team President/General Manager Jim Ochowicz said signing Hushovd fits perfectly into the future plans of the organization. "Thor brings a lot of qualities to us and complements other … [Read more...]

Cadel Evans To Race In Colorado

Tour de France winner Cadel Evans will close out his season with one more criterium in Europe, followed by an appearance with the BMC Racing Team in the inaugural edition of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge in Colorado. Wrapping A 'Dream Season' Evans will compete in a post-Tour criterium Tuesday in Amsterdam after appearances in criteriums in Belgium and Germany last week. His final race of the … [Read more...]

Evans, Hincapie Re-Up With BMC Racing Team

Tour de France champion Cadel Evans and three-time U.S. national road champion George Hincapie will stay on with the BMC Racing Team in 2012, President/General Manager Jim Ochowicz announced Monday. Evans On Board Through 2014 One week after winning his first Tour title, Evans has extended his contract through the 2014 season. Hincapie has extended for the 2012 season, Ochowicz said, after … [Read more...]

BMC Racing Team’s Van Avermaet Wins Tour de Wallonie

After receiving valuable help from his teammates, Greg Van Avermaet finished the job himself Wednesday at the Tour de Wallonie by sprinting to victory in the final stage and earning the BMC Racing Team its second yellow jersey in less than a week. Total Team Effort Van Avermaet entered the final 154-kilometer stage tied on time with Joost Van Leijenn (Vacansoleil). Mathias Frank, Martin Kohler … [Read more...]

BMC Racing Team’s Cadel Evans Makes Tour de France History

Cadel Evans of the BMC Racing Team confirmed his place in Tour de France history Sunday by becoming the first Australian to win the world's greatest bicycle race. 'We Did It' After crossing the finish line in Paris, Evans was swarmed by all eight of his teammates who completed the three-week, 3,430-kilometer race. Thirty years after fellow Australian Phil Anderson first wore the yellow jersey, … [Read more...]