BMC Takes Lion Share of Tour de France Cash

Cadel Evans's BMC team walked away from the Tour de France with the lion's share of the cash prize after the Australian claimed an historic maiden victory on the race Sunday. Thanks to Evans, BMC won almost half a million euros (493,990) in prize money. American team RadioShack -- who were decimated by injuries from crashes -- finished bottom of the pile with 10,540 euros. The bulk of … [Read more...]

Strong Stage 12 For Team BMC

Cadel Evans of the BMC Racing Team confirmed his climbing form on the Tour de France's first major mountain stage by finishing fifth and gaining more time on several of the overall contenders. Following Attacks Following an attack by Frank Schleck in the final kilometers of the climb to Luz-Ardiden, Evans was among a select chase group that included Ivan Basso, Andy Schleck, Alberto Contador … [Read more...]

Evans The Focus For BMC At Tour de France

PARIS, June 20, 2011 (AFP) - Cadel Evans will have the support of a "well-balanced" squad when the Australian challenges for the Tour de France yellow jersey, his BMC team have announced. Evans, a former two-time runner-up in the race who has missed the podium the past two years, deliberately started his 2011 campaign later than usual in a bid to boost his yellow jersey chances. The 2009 … [Read more...]

BMC Racing Team Statement – Ballan & Santambrogio

The BMC Racing Team will immediately lift the suspension it imposed on Alessandro Ballan and Mauro Santambrogio, originally announced on May 2. No Official Notification On May 3, Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport published a story alleging actions and conversations concerning the investigation. "To date, the BMC Racing Team has never been notified by any authorities regarding these … [Read more...]

Strength In Numbers In Flanders For Team BMC

With a roster featuring four riders who have finished in the top 10 at the Tour of Flanders, the BMC Racing Team will rely on experience in Sunday's Belgian classic. Team Is Peaking Alessandro Ballan, four times in the top 10 including his win in 2007, said there is strength in numbers. "We have more than one rider able to do well, so we have to use this strategy," Ballan said. "The key points … [Read more...]

Evans Gets Stage Win To Consolidate Lead At Tirreno-Adriatico

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ROME, March 14, 2011 - Cadel Evans weathered a late storm to consolidate his Tirreno-Adriatico lead with an impressive victory on stage six of the Italian race on Monday. Evans went into the penultimate stage with just a 02sec lead on Italy's Ivan Basso, and, riding without any teammates, found himself facing several attacks late in the 178km ride from Ussita to Macerata. To … [Read more...]

Phinney Returns To Competition For BMC Racing Team

Taylor Phinney will resume his racing program for the BMC Racing Team at the Volta a Catalunya (March 21-27) following his recovery from a training ride crash last month. Excited He's Healthy Phinney sustained a mild concussion Feb. 25 after crashing on a training ride. But BMC Racing Team President/General Manager Jim Ochowicz said the 20-year-old reigning U.S. national time trial champion … [Read more...]

Phinney Won’t Start Paris-Nice

BMC Racing Team Has Options For Paris-Nice With no designated leader for Paris-Nice, the BMC Racing Team brings a number of options into its first appearance in the eight-day race that begins Sunday. Phinney Won't Start BMC Racing Team Directeur Sportif John Lelangue said four riders - Brent Bookwalter, Amaël Moinard, Steve Morabito and Ivan Santaromita – could contest the overall. "It's … [Read more...]

Evans Ready To Get 2011 Rolling

PARIS, March 2, 2011 - Cadel Evans has admitted he has taken a laid-back approach to the 2011 cycling season, although it is all part of his bigger plans to get back in contention for victory at the Tour de France. Evans finished runner-up in the three week epic in 2007 and 2008, but has failed to challenge for the race's coveted yellow jersey in the past two years. Having come to the … [Read more...]

Team BMC And The Race Radio Debate

The BMC Racing Team will not participate at this time in any planned protest over the radio ban imposed by the UCI in non-World calendar races, said BMC Racing Team General Manager Jim Ochowicz. Race Radios Belong In The Sport Ochowicz said cycling is a modern day sport, orientated for TV, the Internet and other mass media outlets. "Technology has contributed in many ways to the advancement of … [Read more...]