BMC Racing Team

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BMC Racing Team
BMC Racing Team logo.svg
Team information
UCI code BMC
Based United States
Founded 2007 (2007)
Discipline Road
Status UCI ProTeam
Bicycles BMC
Website Team home page
Key personnel
General manager Jim Ochowicz
Directeur sportif Allan Peiper
Team name history
2007– BMC Racing Team
BMC Racing Team jersey
Jersey
Current season

BMC Racing Team (UCI Team Code: BMC) is a UCI ProTeam title sponsored by BMC, a Swiss-based bicycle frame manufacturer. The team is co-owned by American cyclist Jim Ochowicz, who founded the 7-Eleven Cycling Team, and is the team manager.

History[edit]

The team signed a number of major international riders for the 2010 season, including 2009 World Champion, two-time Tour de France runner-up and 2011 winner Cadel Evans, 2009 U.S. Road Race Champion George Hincapie, 2008 World Champion Alessandro Ballan and Spring Classics specialists Karsten Kroon and Marcus Burghardt.

In 2010 the team participated in their first Grand Tours, having been invited to compete in the 2010 Tour de France and the 2010 Giro d'Italia. In 2011, the team attained UCI ProTeam status, the most prestigious classification available. BMC rider Cadel Evans won the 2011 Tour de France, and newly signed 2012 riders Thor Hushovd and Philippe Gilbert, are the 2010 world-champion and the 2011 same-season-winner of all three Ardennes classics, respectively.

In 2012, Evans was unable to defend his title at the Tour de France, finishing in seventh overall, two places behind team mate Tejay van Garderen.

Cadel Evans placed third overall at the 2013 Giro d'Italia.

At the 2013 Tour de France, Cadel Evans finished 39th, Tejay van Garderen 45th, with Steve Morabito the highest placed overall at 35th. Shortly after the end of the Tour, it was announced that John Lelangue, who had been directeur sportif since the team was founded in 2007, was leaving the team "for personal reasons".[1] In September 2013 Jim Ochowicz announced the appointment of Valerio Piva as Lelangue's replacement.[2]

Team roster[edit]

As of February 2, 2014.[3] view · edit · talk
Rider Date of birth
 Darwin Atapuma (COL) (1988-01-15)January 15, 1988 (aged 25)
 Alessandro Ballan[N 1] (ITA) (1979-11-06)November 6, 1979 (aged 34)
 Brent Bookwalter (USA) (1984-02-16)February 16, 1984 (aged 29)
 Marcus Burghardt (GER) (1983-06-30)June 30, 1983 (aged 30)
 Steve Cummings (GBR) (1981-03-19)March 19, 1981 (aged 32)
 Silvan Dillier (SUI) (1990-08-03)August 3, 1990 (aged 23)
 Yannick Eijssen (BEL) (1989-06-26)June 26, 1989 (aged 24)
 Cadel Evans (AUS) (1977-02-14)February 14, 1977 (aged 36)
 Philippe Gilbert (BEL) (1982-07-05)July 5, 1982 (aged 31)
 Ben Hermans (BEL) (1986-06-08)June 8, 1986 (aged 27)
 Thor Hushovd (NOR) (1978-01-18)January 18, 1978 (aged 35)
 Martin Kohler (SUI) (1985-07-17)July 17, 1985 (aged 28)
 Sebastian Lander (DEN) (1991-03-11)March 11, 1991 (aged 22)
 Klaas Lodewyck (BEL) (1988-03-24)March 24, 1988 (aged 25)
Rider Date of birth
 Amaël Moinard (FRA) (1982-02-02)February 2, 1982 (aged 31)
 Steve Morabito (SUI) (1983-01-30)January 30, 1983 (aged 30)
 Dominik Nerz (GER) (1989-08-25)August 25, 1989 (aged 24)
 Daniel Oss (ITA) (1987-01-13)January 13, 1987 (aged 26)
 Taylor Phinney (USA) (1990-06-27)June 27, 1990 (aged 23)
 Manuel Quinziato (ITA) (1979-10-30)October 30, 1979 (aged 34)
 Samuel Sánchez[N 2] (ESP) (1978-02-05)February 5, 1978 (aged 35)
 Michael Schär (SUI) (1986-09-29)September 29, 1986 (aged 27)
 Peter Stetina (USA) (1987-08-08)August 8, 1987 (aged 26)
 Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) (1985-05-17)May 17, 1985 (aged 28)
 Tejay van Garderen (USA) (1988-08-12)August 12, 1988 (aged 25)
 Peter Velits (SVK) (1985-08-12)August 12, 1985 (aged 28)
 Larry Warbasse (USA) (1990-06-28)June 28, 1990 (aged 23)
 Danilo Wyss (SUI) (1985-08-26)August 26, 1985 (aged 28)
 Rick Zabel (GER) (1993-12-07)December 7, 1993 (aged 20)
  1. ^ Ballan was fired by the team on January 17, following his two-year doping ban.[4]
  2. ^ Sánchez joined the team on February 2.[5]

Major results[edit]

2007
1st Stage 2b (TTT) Giro del Friuli-Venezia-Giulia
2008
1st Tour de Leelanau, Taylor Tolleson
1st Stage 3 Rochester Omnium, Antonio Cruz
2009
1st Stage 1 Tour de Beauce, Danilo Wyss
1st Overall Grand Prix Tell, Mathias Frank
1st Stage 4, Thomas Frei
2010
1st La Flèche Wallonne, Cadel Evans
1st Jersey red.svg Points Classification, Giro d'Italia, Cadel Evans
1st Stage 7 Giro d'Italia, Cadel Evans
1st Stage 5 & 7 Tour de Suisse, Marcus Burghardt
3rd Overall Tirreno Adriatico, Cadel Evans
5th Overall Giro d'Italia, Cadel Evans
2011
1st Jersey blue.svg Overall Tirreno–Adriatico, Cadel Evans
1st Stage 6, Cadel Evans
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour de Romandie, Cadel Evans
1st  Norway Road Race Championships, Alexander Kristoff
1st   Switzerland Time Trial Championships, Martin Kohler
2nd Overall Critérium du Dauphiné, Cadel Evans
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour de France, Cadel Evans
1st Stage 4, Cadel Evans
1st Stage 6 Österreich-Rundfahrt, Greg Van Avermaet
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour de Wallonie, Greg Van Avermaet
1st Stage 5, Greg Van Avermaet
1st Prologue Eneco Tour, Taylor Phinney
1st Stage 2 USA Pro Cycling Challenge, George Hincapie
1st Paris-Tours, Greg Van Avermaet
2012
1st   Switzerland Road Race Championships, Martin Kohler
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Critérium International, Cadel Evans
1st Stage 2 (ITT), Cadel Evans
1st, Stage 1 (TTT), Giro del Trentino
1st Giro di Toscana, Alessandro Ballan
1st Stage 1 (ITT) Giro d'Italia, Taylor Phinney
1st Stage 21 (ITT) Giro d'Italia, Marco Pinotti
1st Stage 1 Critérium du Dauphiné, Cadel Evans
1st Stage 7 (ITT) Tour of Austria, Marco Pinotti
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification in the Tour de France, Tejay van Garderen
1st Stage 1 Paris–Corrèze, Adam Blythe
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour of Utah, Johann Tschopp
1st Stage 5, Johann Tschopp
1st Stage 7 Eneco Tour, Alessandro Ballan
1st Stage 2 USA Pro Cycling Challenge, Tejay van Garderen
1st Stages 9 & 19 Vuelta a España, Philippe Gilbert
1st Stage 7 (ITT) USA Pro Cycling Challenge, Taylor Phinney
1st Stage 13 Vuelta a España, Steve Cummings
1st Binche–Tournai–Binche, Adam Blythe
1st Stage 5 Tour of Beijing, Steve Cummings
1st Arc en ciel.svg Road Race World Championships, Philippe Gilbert
2013
1st Stage 1 Tour of Qatar, Brent Bookwalter
1st Stage 2 (TTT) Tour of Qatar
1st Stage 1 Tour du Haut Var, Thor Hushovd
1st Stage 3 Giro del Trentino, Ivan Santaromita
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour of California, Tejay van Garderen
1st Stage 6 (ITT), Tejay van Garderen
1st  Italy Road Race Championships, Ivan Santaromita
1st  Italy Time Trial Championships, Marco Pinotti
1st   Switzerland National Road Race Championships, Michael Schär
1st  Norway National Road Race Championships, Thor Hushovd
1st Stage 3 Tour of Austria, Thor Hushovd
1st Stages 4 & 5 Tour of Austria, Mathias Frank
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour de Wallonie, Greg Van Avermaet
1st Stages 3 & 5, Greg Van Avermaet
1st Stages 3 & 5 Tour de Pologne, Thor Hushovd
1st Stage 4 Tour de Pologne, Taylor Phinney
1st Stage 1 Tour of Utah, Greg Van Avermaet
1st Jersey blue.svg Overall Arctic Race of Norway, Thor Hushovd
1st Stages 2 & 4, Thor Hushovd
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall USA Pro Cycling Challenge, Tejay van Garderen
1st Stage 2, Mathias Frank
1st Stage 5 (ITT), Tejay van Garderen
1st Stage 12 Vuelta a España, Philippe Gilbert
1st Stage 2 Tour of Alberta, Silvan Dillier
1st Stage 4 Tour of Alberta, Cadel Evans
1st Stage 1 Tour of Beijing, Thor Hushovd
2014
1st Stage 3 Tour Down Under, Cadel Evans
1st Jersey blue.svg Overall Dubai Tour, Taylor Phinney
1st Stage 1 (ITT), Taylor Phinney
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour Méditerranéen, Steve Cummings
1st Stage 4 (ITT), Steve Cummings
1st Stage 2 Tour du Haut Var, Amaël Moinard
1st Stage 4 Volta a Catalunya, Tejay van Garderen
1st Brabantse Pijl, Philippe Gilbert
1st Amstel Gold Race, Philippe Gilbert
1st Jersey violet.svg Overall Giro del Trentino, Cadel Evans
1st Stage 1, Team time trial
1st Stage 3, Cadel Evans
1st Stage 5 Tour of California, Taylor Phinney
1st  United States National Time Trial Championships, Taylor Phinney
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Ster ZLM Toer, Philippe Gilbert
1st Prologue & Stage 3, Philippe Gilbert
1st  Slovakia National Time Trial Championships, Peter Velits

National & World Champions[edit]

2011
MaillotNoruega.PNG Norway Road Race Alexander Kristoff
MaillotSuiza.PNG Switzerland Time Trial Martin Kohler
2012
MaillotSuiza.PNG Switzerland Road Race Martin Kohler
Jersey rainbow.svg World Road Race Philippe Gilbert
2013
MaillotItalia.svg Italian Road Race Ivan Santaromita
MaillotItalia.svg Italian Time Trial Marco Pinotti
MaillotSuiza.PNG Switzerland Road Race Michael Schär
MaillotNoruega.PNG Norway Road Race Thor Hushovd
2014
MaillotUSA.PNG USA Time Trial Taylor Phinney
MaillotSlovakia.gif Slovakia Time Trial Peter Velits

Sponsors[edit]

In 2013, besides BMC, notable sponsors include 3T Cycling, Shimano, and Continental AG.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://road.cc/content/news/88901-directeur-sportif-john-lelangue-leaves-bmc-racing
  2. ^ "BMC Racing Team Hires Piva As Sports Director". BMC Racing Team. September 2, 2013. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  3. ^ "BMC Racing Team (BMC) – USA". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved January 1, 2014. 
  4. ^ Wynn, Nigel (January 17, 2014). "Alessandro Ballan sacked by BMC after doping ban". Cycling Weekly (IPC Media). Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Samuel Sanchez joins BMC Racing for 2014". VeloNews (Competitor Group, Inc.). February 2, 2014. Retrieved February 2, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Partners". BMC. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 

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