BMC Staff Picks; 16 Moments of 2016
2016 has been an intense year. We launched two new road bikes, the Roadmachine and the new Timemachine, and as always in the sport of cycling, triathlon, and mountain biking we lived the highs and lows together with our professional racing teams. From Greg Van Avermaet’s days in yellow and exhilarating success in Rio, to Julien’s disappointment in the same event, there were many things in between that made 2016 a very special year for us at BMC. Here are the sixteen top moments of 2016 from the people behind the teams and the bikes! Enjoy!
An Epic of Swiss Proportion
After a slow start to his season which culminated in not making selection for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Lukas Flückiger made a come-back of huge proportions by winning the Swiss Epic stage race together with Reto Indergand. Taking in some of the best single-trail that Switzerland has to offer it was pure eye candy for mountain bikers!
Read all about the guys race here on our website.
A Kona Experience – Timemachine
The new aero weapon of choice for flat-back racers is without a doubt, the new Timemachine. Unveiled at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii…the fastest bike in the world got a technological makeover from F1 experts Sauber Engineering and a head to toe make-over from BMC engineers and designers, to ensure it is even faster than before. The new gen. Timemachine has been built to cater specifically to triathlete’s needs – such as position adjustability, integrated storage solutions and…of course the need to not just ride as fast as hell but to look it too!
Feast your eyes on our latest, newest aero machine: http://www.bmc-switzerland.com/timemachine
The One-bike Collection is Introduced
And now for something completely different! Building on the success of the award-winning Granfondo GF01, we put pen to paper, turned drawings into prototypes, and developed the successor for our beloved endurance bike – the Roadmachine. Not one to be pigeon-holed though, the Roadmachine is the bike to replace all of your road bikes…it is the ‘one-bike collection’. Launched in June in Ticino with our star ambassador Cadel Evans in attendance.
Haven’t had enough Roadmachine fever? Then read all about it here on our website.
Greg Van Avermaet Takes Yellow at the Tour de France
One year after he claimed his first victory at the Tour de France in stage 13 to Rodez by outsprinting Peter Sagan, Greg Van Avermaet took the yellow jersey on Stage 5 of the 2016 Tour de France after a brilliant solo win at le Lioran. GVA remained in yellow until Stage 8. We showed our support from the BMC HQ in Switzerland.
Read more about Greg's victory here on the BMC Racing Team's website.