BMC benches Alessandro Ballan, Mauro Santambrogio as an Italian inquiry gains steam.
Cadel Evans ─ who was forced to skip defending his title at Fleche Wallonne and missed the start at Sunday's Liège-Bastogne-Liège ─ will mark his return to racing for the BMC Racing Team on Tuesday at the Tour de Romandie.
WALSHOUTEM, Belgium (VN) – Greg Van Avermaet is ready to close a long classics season Sunday and is looking to deliver a result to BMC Racing. Van Avermaet, 25, will start his first Liège-Bastogne-Liège Sunday.
Last year, Cadel Evans roared up the Mur de Huy to win Flèche Wallone while wearing the rainbow jersey, giving BMC one of its most important victories in team history.
Following the news of Taylor Phinney missing his start at Paris-Roubaix this week, BMC Racing offered updates on two of its other injured riders. Brent Bookwalter and Karsten Kroon are each recovering from broken collarbones.
The BMC racing team has announced that it's newest star, Taylor Phinney, will return to racing at the Volta a Catalunya (March 21-27) following his recovery from a training ride crash last month.
Taylor Phinney is taking it slow in his rookie pro season and that’s just the way BMC wants it.
Brent Bookwalter will enter Paris-Nice Sunday as a potential leader for his BMC Racing squad. American teammate Taylor Phinney will miss his planned start after crashing in training a week ago.
At least one team is breaking rank with the peloton this weekend and will sit out any protest of the UCI ban on race radios. BMC Racing general manager Jim Ochowicz said in a release Thursday that his team would not take part in any demonstration planned for the opening weekend of the spring classics in Flanders, Belgium.
George Hincapie already holds the record for the most Tour appearances by an American. He'd like to best Joop Zoetemelk's mark of 16 completed Tours.
Fans hoping to see the professional debut of Taylor Phinney (BMC Racing) will have to wait a little while longer. Phinney, the U.S. national time trial champion, announced on his blog Wednesday that he will miss his planned start at the Tour of Qatar due to a knee injury.
Brent Bookwalter (BMC Racing) kicked his grand tour career off with a narrow miss in the prologue of the 2010 Giro d’Italia. Bookwalter followed his second-place breakthrough up with solid rides through the Giro and Tour de France and told VeloNews Thursday about the toll — and benefits — he saw from those efforts.