BMC Racing Team

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BMC Racing Team
BMC logo.svg
Team information
UCI code BMC
Registered United States
Founded 2007 (2007)
Discipline Road
Status UCI WorldTeam
Bicycles BMC
Components Shimano
Website Team home page
Key personnel
General manager Jim Ochowicz
Team manager(s) Allan Peiper
Team name history
2007– BMC Racing Team
BMC Racing Team 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.


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, and BMC rider Cadel Evans won the 2011 Tour de France. For 2012 the team signed Thor Hushovd and Philippe Gilbert, the 2010 and 2012 world-champions 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]

In August 2014 the team announced they had signed Alessandro De Marchi, Damiano Caruso and Jempy Drucker for the 2015 season[3] The team also announced they had signed Rohan Dennis - his transfer however was effective immediately.[4]

In August 2015, the team signed Richie Porte.[5][6]

Team roster[edit]

Wikidata-logo S.svg   Rider Date of birth  Previous team 
COL Darwin Atapuma January 15, 1988 Colombia (2013)
SUI Tom Bohli January 17, 1994 BMC Development (2015)
USA Brent Bookwalter February 16, 1984 Priority Health (2006)
GER Marcus Burghardt June 30, 1983 Columbia-HTC (2009)
ITA Damiano Caruso October 12, 1987 Cannondale (2014)
ITA Alessandro De Marchi May 19, 1986 Cannondale (2014)
AUS Rohan Dennis May 28, 1990 Garmin-Sharp (2014)
SUI Silvan Dillier August 03, 1990 BMC Development (2013)
LUX Jempy Drucker September 03, 1986 Wanty-Groupe Gobert (2014)
NED Floris Gerts May 03, 1992 BMC Development (2015)
BEL Philippe Gilbert July 05, 1982 Omega Pharma-Lotto (2011)
BEL Ben Hermans June 08, 1986 RadioShack-Leopard (2013)
SUI Stefan Küng November 16, 1993 BMC Development (2014)
FRA Amaël Moinard February 02, 1982 Cofidis (2010)
ITA Daniel Oss January 13, 1987 Liquigas-Cannondale (2012)
USA Taylor Phinney June 27, 1990 RadioShack (2010)
AUS Richie Porte January 30, 1985 Sky (2015)
ITA Manuel Quinziato October 30, 1979 Liquigas-Doimo (2010)
USA Joey Rosskopf September 05, 1989 Hincapie Sportswear Development (2014)
ESP Samuel Sánchez February 05, 1978 Euskaltel Euskadi (2013)
SUI Michael Schär September 29, 1986 Phonak (2009)
ITA Manuel Senni March 11, 1992 Colpack (2014)
BEL Dylan Teuns March 01, 1992 BMC Development (2014)
BEL Greg Van Avermaet May 17, 1985 Omega Pharma-Lotto (2010)
USA Tejay van Garderen August 12, 1988 HTC-Highroad (2011)
SVK Peter Velits February 21, 1985 Omega Pharma-Quick Step (2013)
BEL Loïc Vliegen December 20, 1993 BMC Development (2015)
SUI Danilo Wyss August 26, 1985 Saunier Duval-Prodir (2007)
GER Rick Zabel December 07, 1993 Rabobank Development (2013)

Major results[edit]

National and world champions[edit]

MaillotNoruega.PNG Norway Road Race Alexander Kristoff
MaillotSuiza.PNG Switzerland Time Trial Martin Kohler
MaillotSuiza.PNG Switzerland Road Race Martin Kohler
Jersey rainbow.svg World Road Race Philippe Gilbert
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
MaillotUSA.PNG USA Time Trial Taylor Phinney
MaillotSlovakia.gif Slovakia Time Trial Peter Velits
Jersey rainbow.svg World Track (Individual pursuit) Stefan Küng
MaillotSuiza.PNG Switzerland Time Trial Silvan Dillier
MaillotSuiza.PNG Switzerland Road Race Danilo Wyss
MaillotSuiza.PNG Switzerland Track (Individual pursuit) Stefan Küng
MaillotSuiza.PNG Switzerland Track (Points race) Stefan Küng
MaillotAustralia.PNG Australian Time Trial Rohan Dennis
MaillotUSA.PNG USA Time Trial Taylor Phinney
MaillotItalia.svg Italian Time Trial Manuel Quinziato
MaillotBélgica.PNG Belgium Road Race Championships, Philippe Gilbert


In 2013, besides BMC, notable sponsors include 3T Cycling, Shimano, and Continental AG.[7]


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