BMC Racing Team

Nicolas Roche confirms move to BMC Racing Team in 2017

Referencing the team’s aggressive approach as a factor in his decision, Nicolas Roche has confirmed that he will move from Team Sky to the BMC Racing Team in 2017. The announcement is the latest to be made on August 1, the first day when contract changes can be communicated under UCI rules. The Roche news …

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BMC Racing Team on Tour dogfight: Anything can happen in the third week

With each passing day more and more people are starting to believe that Chris Froome will win his third Tour de France, but the BMC Racing Team is insisting that things are not set in stone yet. The squad had a mixed day on Sunday’s 15th stage. Richie Porte finished with the Froome group, improving …

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Tactical error? BMC Racing loses out to Froome on Tour’s first big mountain stage

BAGNÈRES-DE-LUCHON, France (CT) – When the dust settles, when stage 8 is analysed, those trying to beat Chris Froome to win the 2016 Tour de France may need to do a little soul-searching. The race to Bagnères de Luchon didn’t see major time gaps but the tactics of those seeking to prevent his third Tour …

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Rihs: BMC Racing Team is holding out for a backer like Apple

Although French publication l’Equipe has reported that BMC will quit its backing of a WorldTour team at the end of 2017, team owner Andy Rihs has told CyclingTips that the squad is a long term project. Rihs is the owner of the BMC bicycle company which has bankrolled the team for many years, and spoke …

Pinotti: Porte has huge potential, he now needs to step up in terms of mental strength

BMC Racing Team trainer Marco Pinotti believes that new signing Richie Porte can reach a new level this season, believing that his move from Team Sky can help him become a major Grand Tour contender. The former professional worked with Porte at the Australian road nationals earlier this year and has formed an opinion about …

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Coach Henderson Diary: A data guy at heart

When I saw Rohan Dennis win his first elite Australian national time trial championship on January 7, my thoughts traced back to the many years we’ve worked together — since just prior to his first year as a professional, in 2013 — but more specifically to a month earlier, after a day on a scooter, in Denia, …

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Citing “a higher level of support,” van Garderen extends with BMC Racing

After confirming in recent weeks that the BMC Racing Team will continue past the end of the 2016 season, the squad has announced that Tejay van Garderen has inked a contract extension. There had been some speculation that van Garderen might head elsewhere, with rumours dating back to last year’s Tour de France claiming that …

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Future assured for BMC Racing Team as title sponsor extends

The riders and staff of the BMC Racing Team, plus the sport of cycling itself, have received a boost with the news that the title sponsor BMC Switzerland has committed to continuing its backing beyond 2016. The team began as a US Continental outfit in 2006 and now, heading into what will be its 11th …

Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Holm says Cavendish may need to pick and choose targets in busy 2016; Drop in level of teams competing in Tour of Qatar; Triple world champion Stybar to ride only one cyclo-cross race this season; Ochowicz states Richie Porte can win a Grand Tour; Spat …

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BMC Racing Team successfully defends world time trial championship title

Finishing just ahead of Etixx – Quick-Step, 2014 victors BMC Racing team took a second straight world championship victory in Richmond, Virginia on Sunday. The American squad was quickest throughout the race, but the margin of victory was tighter than twelve months ago. On that occasion it beat Orica-GreenEdge by 31.84 seconds; this time around …

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