BMC Racing Team

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BMC Racing Team
BMC Racing Team logo.png
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]

Rider Date of birth
 Tom Bohli (SUI) (1994-01-17) January 17, 1994 (age 22)
 Brent Bookwalter (USA) (1984-02-16) February 16, 1984 (age 32)
 Damiano Caruso (ITA) (1987-08-12) August 12, 1987 (age 29)
 Alessandro De Marchi (ITA) (1986-05-19) May 19, 1986 (age 30)
 Rohan Dennis (AUS) (1990-05-28) May 28, 1990 (age 26)
 Silvan Dillier (SUI) (1990-08-03) August 3, 1990 (age 26)
 Jempy Drucker (LUX) (1986-09-03) September 3, 1986 (age 30)
 Martin Elmiger (SUI) (1978-09-23) September 23, 1978 (age 38)
 Kilian Frankiny (SUI) (1994-01-26) January 26, 1994 (age 22)
 Floris Gerts (NED) (1992-05-03) May 3, 1992 (age 24)
 Ben Hermans (BEL) (1986-06-08) June 8, 1986 (age 30)
 Stefan Küng (SUI) (1993-11-16) November 16, 1993 (age 23)
 Amaël Moinard (FRA) (1982-02-02) February 2, 1982 (age 34)
 Daniel Oss (ITA) (1987-01-13) January 13, 1987 (age 29)
Rider Date of birth
 Richie Porte (AUS) (1985-06-30) June 30, 1985 (age 31)
 Manuel Quinziato (ITA) (1979-10-30) October 30, 1979 (age 37)
 Nicolas Roche (IRL) (1984-07-03) July 3, 1984 (age 32)
 Joey Rosskopf (USA) (1989-09-05) September 5, 1989 (age 27)
 Samuel Sánchez (ESP) (1978-02-05) February 5, 1978 (age 38)
 Michael Schär (SUI) (1986-09-29) September 29, 1986 (age 30)
 Miles Scotson (AUS) (1994-01-18) January 18, 1994 (age 22)
 Manuel Senni (ITA) (1992-03-11) March 11, 1992 (age 24)
 Dylan Teuns (BEL) (1992-03-01) March 1, 1992 (age 24)
 Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) (1985-05-17) May 17, 1985 (age 31)
 Tejay van Garderen (USA) (1988-08-12) August 12, 1988 (age 28)
 Francisco Ventoso (ESP) (1982-05-06) May 6, 1982 (age 34)
 Loïc Vliegen (BEL) (1993-12-20) December 20, 1993 (age 23)
 Danilo Wyss (SUI) (1985-08-26) August 26, 1985 (age 31)

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
MaillotAustralia.PNG Australian Time Trial Rohan Dennis
MaillotAustralia.PNG Australian Road Race Miles Scotson


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


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