BMC Racing Team is a cycling team from the United States. It is sponsored by BMC Switzerland. Since 2007 the team has been active in races of the UCI. The biggest success so far in the team’s win in the 2011 Tour de France by Cadel Evans. Known drivers of the team in 2015, Philippe Gilbert, Cadel Evans, Greg van Avermaet, Tejay van Garderen and Peter Velits.
Selection of riders from the BMC Racing Team with January 1, 2015
The team running since 2007 with the races in the UCI. In 2010 BMC contracted some very famous riders, including Cadel Evans, George Hincapie, Alessandro Ballan, Marcus Burghardt and Dutchman Karsten Kroon. In 2010 BMC did for the first part of the Grand Tours, the Tour de France and the Tour of Italy. In 2011, the team received the UCI Pro Team status, the highest status of cycling team. In 2011, Cadel Evans won the Tour de France. In 2012, they were well known riders Thor Hushovd and Philippe Gilbert added to the team, but managed to Evans not to defend his title in the Tour de France. He finished seventh in the final standings, two places behind American Tejay van Garderen.Another achievement of the Australian Evans was third in the 2013 Giro d’Italia.
2013 Tour de France was a disappointment. Cadel Evans was just 39 and 45. Tejay van Garderen. The highest-placed rider Steve Morabito was in 35th place. Shortly after the tour it became clear that John Lelangue, the sporting director of the team was in 2007, due to personal reasons, would leave the team. In September 2013, Valerio Piva became the new sporting director. In August 2014, it became clear that BMC had succeeded Alessandro de Marchi, Damiano Caruso and Jempy Drucker add to the team for 2015. Although Rohan Dennis went to the BMC.
The most famous cyclists BMC Racing Team’s Philippe Gilbert, Cadel Evans, Greg van Avermaet, Tejay van Garderen and Peter Velits.
Philippe Gilbert is a Belgian cyclist born in Verviers in 1982. In 2012, Gilbert became world champion in the Dutch Valkenburg. 2011 was his absolute peak year, when he won include the Amstel Gold Race, the Brabantse Pijl, Fleche Wallonne, Liege-Bastogne-Liege, Clásica San Sebastián and a stage in the Tour de France. In addition, Gilbert was the winner of the UCI World Tour classification.
career of Australian Cadel Evans has two absolute highlights: the profits of the Tour de France in 2011 and the World Cup on the road in 2009. Evans also gained podium places in the Giro and the Vuelta. Evans won also include Tour de Romandie, Tirreno-Adriatico and the Fleche Wallonne.
Greg van Avermaet
Since 2011, pushing the Belgian Greg van Avermaet of BMC. He specializes in the classics. In 2011 he won the Paris-Tours and served many places honor in the big spring and autumn classics.
Tejay van Garderen
This American with Dutch roots is a classification riders and time Trialist. In 2012 and 2014, Van Garderen born in 1988 finished fifth in the Tour de France.
The special feature of the Slovak Peter Velits time trial. However, in 2010, he also won two stages in the Tour of Spain and took 2nd place in the final standings.
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