BMC Racing Team Rider Profile: Meet Taylor Phinney

He is considered one of the most promising professional cyclists of his generation. But for Taylor Phinney, there will be no immediate pressure to perform in his first season with the BMC Racing Team. Impressive Credentials Only 20 years old, Phinney already has an impressive list of palmares. He is the current world Under 23 time trial champion and current U.S. national (elite) time trial … [Read more...]

Team BMC Returns To Tour Down Under

Team BMC will return to Adelaide in January to compete in the 2011 Santos Tour Down Under, bringing with them South Australian young gun turned pro cyclist, Tim Roe. Hailing from the South Australian suburb of Hallet Cove, the return of this young rider to the 2011 Tour is something fans will await eagerly, says Race Director Mike Turtur. “Many cycling fans will remember Tim from the 2010 … [Read more...]

BMC Racing Team In 2010: Lelangue Looks Back

The objectives that BMC Racing Team Directeur Sportif John Lelangue laid out a year ago helped the squad achieve success throughout 2010, while also paving the way for it to receive the coveted ProTeam status it will enjoy in 2011. ProTeam Status Lelangue meticulously crafted a race schedule that put the BMC Racing Team in position to do its best in world calendar races. The strategy paid off … [Read more...]

BMC Racing Team Winning Moments: Tour de Suisse

When Marcus Burghardt won Stage 5 of the Tour de Suisse, it was the beginning of a series of successes for the BMC Racing Team in the race held on its title sponsor's home soil. The Right Moment As rain poured down, Burghardt attacked with the "flame rouge " (one-kilometer-to-go kite) in sight. He had been part of a five-man group that built a comfortable lead of five minutes. With only Daniel … [Read more...]

BMC Creates Professional Mountainbike Team

Beginning January 1, 2011, a top international team will take part in the XC and Marathon World Cup under the BMC flag with the BMC Mountainbike Team. BMC is linked to and defined by professional racing to an extent paralleled by precious few other brands. Following the successes of the road teams around Cadel Evans in 2010, BMC wants to also perfect this tradition beyond the road. Leading the … [Read more...]

BMC Racing Team Earns ProTeam Status

The International Cycling Union (UCI) granted the BMC Racing Team ProTeam status for 2011 on Monday, fulfilling another one of the team's long-term goals, said cycling visionary and team owner Andy Rihs. Good For BMC In 2010, the BMC Racing Team finished as one of the top 10 teams in the UCI World Rankings. "I'm very happy because we have had a vision to always be one of the top teams and this … [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...]

BMC Racing Team Announces Paris-Tours Roster

Former world road champion Alessandro Ballan will be the BMC Racing Team's appointed leader for Sunday's French fall classic, Paris-Tours. Make It Selective The recent world road championships in Australia played a big part in the roster BMC Racing Team Directeur Sportif John Lelangue selected for the 233-kilometer race. "Due to the time difference and the jet lag, we won't have some of the … [Read more...]

Belgian Races Offer Different Opportunities For BMC

Be it a race of expected attrition (GP de Wallonie) or one more for the sprinters (Kampioenschap Van Vlaanderen), the BMC Racing Team fields a qualified roster for both Belgian races this week. Familiar Territory Fléche Wallonne winner Cadel Evans will enjoy familiar roads in GP de Wallonie Wednesday after riding solidly in his return to racing last weekend. "I'm pretty sure Cadel will test … [Read more...]

Cadel Evans Changes Pre-Worlds Schedule

Recovery from an elbow broken in a crash during the Tour de France is forcing Cadel Evans of the BMC Racing Team to alter his schedule leading up to defense of his world road title in Geelong, Australia. Not Racing In Canada Evans said his rehabilitation in Europe will force him to forgo competing in a pair of one day ProTour races in Canada next month – the Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec … [Read more...]