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BMC Racing Team

The BMC Racing Team is a United States-registered UCI WorldTour team sponsored by BMC Switzerland. Ranked second in the world in 2014 and world champions
of the team time trial, its 2015 roster comprises riders from 11 different nations, including world hour record holder Rohan Dennis, a pair of current time trial national champions – Taylor Phinney (United States) and Peter Velits (Slovakia) – a past world road champion, Philippe Gilbert (2012) – and 2008 Olympic road champion Samuel Sánchez. Consecutive 30-win seasons in 2013 and 2014 followed a Tour de France victory by Cadel Evans in 2011. The BMC Racing Team was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Santa Rosa, Calif.

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Watch our exclusive documentary: "The Making of an Hour Record"

This is the never-before-told story of the intense preparations that went into conquering one of cycling's most difficult challenges. Watch how Rohan Dennis and the BMC Racing Team meticulously prepare for the UCI world hour record attempt in February of 2015. Get ready to feel the excitement, experience the tension and celebrate the victory!

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Grand tour
Giro d'Italia
9. – 31. Mai 2015

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Team

Jim Ochowicz
President/General Manager
Andy Rihs
Title Sponsor
Gavin Chilcott
Chief Operations Officer
Noël Dejonckheere
European Operations Manager
Allan Peiper
Sporting Manager
Fabio Baldato
Italien
Yvon Ledanois
Frankreich
Valerio Piva
Italien
Max Sciandri
Italien
Jackson Stewart
Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika
Administration
  • Kate Ochowicz-Hogan
    Marketing Director
  • Andrea Bialick
    Administration (United States)
  • Kelly Vermeulen
    Administration (Europe)
  • Isaura Van Lancker
    Administration (Europe)
  • Jacques Michaud
    VIP Program
  • Charlie Livermore
    ADAMS Reporting
  • Els Delaere
    Merchandising
  • Brecht Lippens
    Service Course
Performance Science Division
  • David Bailey
    Physiologist/Trainer
  • Dario Broccardo
    Trainer
  • Judith Haudum
    Nutritionist
  • Neal Henderson
    Trainer
  • Marco Pinotti
    Trainer
  • Dr. Max Testa
    Trainer
Bus Drivers
  • Mathieu Rompion
    Bus Driver
  • Andoni Sanchez
    Bus Driver
Care Team
  • Gunther Landrie
    Chief Therapist
  • David Bombeke
    Osteopath
  • Chris De Vos
    Therapist
  • Patrice Hemroulle
    Therapist
  • Anthony Lafourte
    Therapist
  • María Auxiliadora Martin
    Therapist
  • Marc Paeme
    Therapist
  • Stefano Rubino
    Therapist
  • Geert Tiebergyn
    Therapist
  • Luca Vaiente
    Therapist
  • Leen Van Damme
    Osteopath
  • Frits Van der Heide
    Therapist
  • Freddy Viaene
    Therapist
Chefs
  • Massimo Carolo
    Chef
  • Walter Grözinger
    Chef
Mechanics
  • Jean-Marc Vandenberghe
    Chief Mechanic
  • Antonio Biron
    Mechanic
  • Aaron Fairley
    Mechanic
  • Alessandro Gaia
    Mechanic
  • Kevin Grove
    Mechanic
  • Jürgen Landrie
    Mechanic
  • Perry Moerman
    Mechanic
  • Ian Sherburne
    Mechanic
  • Geo Van Oudenhove
    Mechanic
  • Stijn Vandenberghe
    Mechanic
  • Thierry Viaene
    Mechanic
Medical Team
  • Dr. Eric Heiden
    Physician
  • Dr. Scott Major
    Physician
  • Dr. Roger Palfreeman
    Physician
  • Dr. Giovanni Ruffini
    Physician
  • Dr. Dario Spinelli
    Physician
  • Dr. Daniele Zaccaria
    Physician
  • Carrie Needham
    Medical Team Coordinator
Press Team
  • Georges Lüchinger
    Chief Communications Officer
  • Sean Weide
    Communications Manager
  • Isaura Van Lancker
    Press Officer
BMC Switzerland Support Personnel
  • Stefano Cattai
    Technical Officer
  • Fiola Foley
    Communications Manager

Team bikes

2015 BMC teammachine SLR01

The teammachine SLR01 redefines the concept of balanced ride characteristics. With over 34,000 frame iterations developed by computer-generated engineering software, this bike hit the design target of balanced stiffness, lightweight, and compliance on the first try. Involvement with the BMC Racing Team, some of the most influential riders in the peloton, helped establish the most important characteristics for this bike, making it an industry leader in the mountains of the world’s biggest races. Climbing, attacking, sprinting and ripping through corners are what this bike was meant to do – and without a sacrifice in compliance. The teammachine SLR01 will make its presence known during the majority of the BMC Racing Team’s race calendar, including the Grand Tours and several of the Spring Classics.

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2015 BMC timemachine TMR01

The solo artist, the sprinter and the lead-out train – what do they all need…free speed. SubA aero technology blends optimal tube shapes, incredible levels of integration and maximum stiffness to pull out just a few watts of free speed. The timemachine TMR01 frame was the perfect platform for BMC to maximize engineering opportunities by creating a bike that is invisible to the wind without sacrificing the ability to produce immense power when riders stomp on the pedals. The BMC timemachine TMR01 makes itss way to the start line when crosswinds are present, rolling hills or flat terrain arise, or when the course favors the solo artist.

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2015 BMC timemachine TM01

Every rider dreams of becoming a World Champion – but to obtain these famed stripes with your closest teammates is for many, unimaginable. For the BMC Racing Team, the 2015 Team Time Trial World Championships were an opportunity to highlight their engines and their equipment. The timemachine TM01, gained it’s initial recognition through a victorious Tour de France with Cadel Evan’s final individual time trial and a record-breaking triathlon performance of Andreas Raelert to set the fastest ever Ironman bike split. It’s aerodynamics, stiffness, and rider-adaptability all cleanly wrapped up in a high-performance package. For all the races against the clock, you’ll find the BMC Racing Team set for speed atop the timemachine TM01.

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Team history

2015
World hour record

Rohan Dennis smashed the world hour record, riding 52.491 kilometers on his BMC trackmachine TR01 at the Velodrome Suisse on Feb. 8. It was the first time the 52 km barrier had been exceeded and bettered the record by 639 meters.

2014
Team time trial victory

The BMC Racing Team defeated two-time champion Omega Pharma-Quick Step to win the world team time trial title. Averaging 57 kilometers per hour on their BMC timemachine TM01s, Rohan Dennis, Silvan Dillier, Daniel Oss,
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Manuel Quinziato, Tejay van Garderen and Peter Velits cruised to a 31-second margin of victory and the gold medal. Less

2014
First classic win

Philippe Gilbert continued to write his name in the BMC Racing Team history books when he put in a vicious attack - again on the climb of the Cauberg - on the way to a solo victory at the Amstel Gold Race. The win was
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the team's first in a spring classic and Gilbert's third in five years at the race. Less

2012
Gilbert's world road title

After winning two stages of the Vuelta a España, Philippe Gilbert capped off his first season with the BMC Racing Team by soloing to win the world road title in Valkenburg, The Netherlands. An attack on the final trip up
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the Cauberg climb distanced him from a select group and allowed him to freewheel his BMC teammachine SLR01 across the finish line four seconds ahead of the chase. Less

2011
Tour de France victory

In its first season as a WorldTour team, the BMC Racing Team and Cadel Evans made history when he became the first Australian to win the Tour de France. Heading into the penultimate stage, Evans was third overall, 57
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seconds off the lead. But by powering his BMC timemachine TM01 to a runner-up finish on the 42.5-kilometer stage, Evans made up more than enough time to take the lead on the eve of the ride into Paris. Less

2010
Grand Tour Leadership

The BMC Racing Team made a splash on the cycling scene during its first participation in two of cycling's three grand tours when Cadel Evans gained the overall lead in both of them during the 2010 season. Evans wore the
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maglia rosa for a day at the Giro d'Italia and also spent one day in the maillot jaune at the Tour de France on the stage after he fractured his elbow. Less

2005
The Beginning

The BMC Racing Team got its start in 2005 when former professional road and mountain biker Gavin Chilcott began organizing an Under 23 team. Through a series of fortuitous connections involving Charlie Livermore, Jim
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Ochowicz and Andy Rihs, BMC agreed to join the project as its title sponsor. The following year, the operational arm of the team was founded – Continuum Sports LLC – and the BMC Racing Team was headquartered out of Santa Rosa, California. Less

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