BMC Racing Team
|Team Name: BMC Racing |
Team Website: www.bmcracingteam.com
2009 Roster: 17 riders
Bikes Used: BMC Bicycles
2008 HighlightsRiders took first in the KOM competition in the Amgen Tour of California and the Tour de Wallonie. Riders took stage wins and first overall in the Tour of Utah and Ronde Van Brisbane. Riders finished first overall in the Tour de Leelanau and fifth overall in the USPRO Road Race Championships.
About Team BMC RacingThe BMC Racing Team, a squad still relatively new to the Pro Continental ranks, has raised the bar for what it plans to accomplish in 2009, after building a cohesive team of Americans and Swiss riders in 2008. Following a year of multiple successes, the team will position themselves as a stage racing team, and the Amgen Tour of California will be a high priority within this realm.
The roster includes top Swiss talent Alex Moos – an established climber and time trialist. Amgen Tour of California veteran Jackson Stewart from Los Gatos, who has held the Amgen Tour of California most aggressive title, will return to the team as well. Antonio Cruz and Jeff Louder are also key members of this well-rounded squad. Five new riders will strengthen BMC’s lineup for the 2009 season. Swiss riders Markus Zberg, Mathias Frank, Florian Stalder and Thomas Frei will add luster, while U.S. rider Chad Beyer is an investment in the squad's future achievements.
Look for aggressive riding from the entire team, who won universal acclaim in the category in the 2008 Amgen Tour of California.
Sponsor BMC is a Swiss-based bicycle manufacturing company. BMC will maintain its relationship with the squad through 2010, with the goal of competing at the world's major races. The team wants to promote clean racing for the love of being on the bike, and they believe this strong work ethic will win the team victories.