Porte Back at the Start Line for the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race
Jan 24, 2017 – Santos Tour Down Under champion Richie Porte will return to the start line of the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, backed by the team that led him to victory in Adelaide.Full article
Richie Porte Wins the Santos Tour Down Under
Jan 22, 2017 – Richie Porte has crossed the finish line at the Santos Tour Down Under stage 6 criterium to secure the overall win for the first time in his career.Full article
Porte Crowned King of Willunga Hill
Jan 21, 2017 – Richie Porte has continued to re-write Santos Tour Down Under history with his fourth consecutive win on Willunga Hill, with a stunning solo attack on the final ascent of the climb.Full article
BMC Racing Team is a United States-registered UCI WorldTour team sponsored by BMC Switzerland. Driven by a passion for cycling and desire to be the best
cycling team in the world, BMC Racing Team has recorded 30+ wins per season since 2013 and is home to some of the greatest cyclists in the world, from one day classic specialists to grand tour contenders. As consecutive team time trial world champions in 2014 and 2015, 2015 Tour de France team time trial champions, winner of the 2011 Tour de France with Cadel Evans, and most recently winner of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games road race with Greg Van Avermaet, BMC Racing Team has stamped its authority in cycling. Riders, staff and sponsors work together as a team to achieve victory. Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Santa Rosa, California, BMC Racing Team is a founding member of Velon, and works passionately to advance the sport of cycling.
Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race Albert Park Grand Prix26. January 2017 Geelong, Australia
Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race29. January 2017 Geelong, Australia
Dubai Tour31. January – 4. February 2017 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Jan. 22Santos Tour Down Under, General ClassificationRichie Porte
Jan. 22Santos Tour Down Under, General ClassificationRohan Dennis
Jan. 21Santos Tour Down Under, Stage 5Richie Porte
Jan. 18Santos Tour Down Under, Stage 2Richie Porte
Jan. 18Santos Tour Down Under, Stage 2Rohan Dennis
Jim OchowiczPresident/General Manager
Andy RihsTitle Sponsor
Gavin ChilcottChief Operating Officer
Noël DejonckheereEuropean Operations Manager
Allan PeiperSporting Manager
Georges LüchingerChief Communications Officer
Jackson StewartUnited States
BMC Switzerland is a Swiss, premium, performance cycling manufacturer. Established in 1994, the company employs approx. 200 people worldwide. BMC Switzerland’s relationship to performance cycling began when it began supplying the Swiss professional road racing team Phonak with performance bikes in 2001. Today BMC Switzerland sponsors 4 world class professional racing teams; the BMC Racing Team, BMC Mountainbike Racing Team, Uplace BMC Professional Triathlon Racing Team and the BMC Enduro Racing Team. The company is headquartered in Grenchen, Switzerland where it also has its very own carbon production and R&D facility - the Impec Advanced R&D Lab. BMC Switzerland’s bikes are ridden by the world’s top athletes including Tour de France winner 2011 Cadel Evans, 2012 UCI World Road Champion Philippe Gilbert and 2014 UCI World XCO champion - Julien Absalon.
TAG Heuer, the avant-garde of Swiss watchmaking since 1860. Ever since, TAG Heuer has been striving to push the boundaries further, inventing timepieces for those who love to defy convention. This technical expertise was harnessed at a very early stage for achieving extreme accuracy, particularly in the creation of exceptional chronographs. Under the impetus of Jean-Claude Biver, CEO of TAG Heuer and Chairman of the Watch Division of LVMH Group, the new models, including the connected watch developed with Intel and Google, exhibit a new dynamism: faster lead times and developments to better respond to market expectations, and a completely transformed environment. TAG Heuer is currently the only watch brand to be able to communicate in the four different worlds: Art, Lifestyle, Sport and Heritage.
The Impec Lab is BMC’s portal to the future, an experimental playground that allows us to reach beyond what we see today. Located in a small Swiss town between the Jura Mountain Range and the Swiss Alps, here fully-automated machines and highly-skilled craftsmen have been producing carbon framesets from scratch since 2007. Developed using unique assembly and construction methods, the knowledge gleaned from Impec frame production has fostered unique skillsets at BMC, especially in the areas of load-specific carbon fiber types, weave technologies, resin matrices, layup schedules and tube shapes.
La Coquillade is a luxury residence and haven of serenity set in Provence and the heart of the Luberon wine tourism country. The property holds a hamlet of six historical residences (28 rooms) and a newly built village-building (35 rooms) with sumptuously decorated rooms and suites. The oldest walls of which are from the 13th century. Lovers of nature and open spaces will soak in the magic of the site. From the gardens, terraces and pools, the view of the Luberon, Monts de Vaucluse and Mont Ventoux is exceptional. It is nature, a brand new grand SPA with all wellness and fitness facilities, sport and the art of our own wine and fine cuisine in the heart of Provence that offers an exceptional site and sanctuary of peace where the watchwords are relaxation, discovery and harmony, and of course respect for the environment.
Shimano promotes, develops and tests their products at the highest level. Therefore we want to associate ourselves with professional users. In our search for excellence we found, in the BMC Racing Team, a highly valid partner.
ASSOS SA was founded in Switzerland 1976, coinciding with their creation of the first ever Lycra® cycling shorts and carbon fibre bike. Thanks to its continual investment in R&D, the pioneering company is behind a number of key innovations that have shaped the evolution of the cycling industry. ASSOS has a long history supplying innovative products to the world’s top riders, and has proudly played a role in more than 350 gold medals at World Championships and Olympic games, no wonder they are known as ‘The Shorts Company’.
3T was founded in 1961 in Torino and has been a world-leading cycle component designer for more than 50 years. Its Italian design studio in Italy is supported by a growing technical facility in Taiwan. 3T deploys its mastery of carbon-fiber and aerodynamics technologies to build aerobars and other cockpit components, forks, and wheels. New products slated for early 2015 are wheelsets, adaptable Vola aerobars, and the ‘Custom Colors’ program, evocative of traditional Italian high-tone bike finishing.
Founded in Santa Cruz, California in 1985, Giro Sport Design develops new ideas to enhance the Ride. From the first lightweight, high-performance helmets for cycling and snow sports, to apparel that reimagines what sportswear can be, Giro maintains a strong focus on creating products that enhance the feeling of freedom and independence that are at the core of a rider’s experience. As a leader in design, fit and engineering of products that complement the body, Giro is the first choice of riders worldwide.
In 1986 PowerBar® developed the world‘s first energy bar and is a leading manufacturer of high-quality sports nutrition products. PowerBar products give endurance, fitness and team athletes around the world a rapid and easy supply of nutrients in ideal quantity and variety. Among the pros relying on PowerBar are Tour de France riders such as the BMC Racing Team and IRONMAN® athletes. All products are continuously developed and tested by leading nutrition and sports scientists as well as professional athletes, and are included on the Cologne List®.
The phonetic spelling of the word physique, fi’zi:k represents beauty, speed, passion, freedom and the fire of competition. Aesthetically, the products are handcrafted, understated elegance; developmentally they are detailed and technical. Fi’zi:k is rooted in its Italian heritage, yet futuristic in its innovation. It represents both the past and present. The partnership between fi’zi:k and the BMC Racing Team is a natural result of shared ideals. The bike brand’s thirst for innovation, their professionalism in conduct and presentation, and their quest to be the very best mirrors the fi’zi:k philosophies. This long-term partnership started in 2011 and the result was the stunning Tour de France victory! Over the past seasons fi’zi:k constantly used the team as a living testing lab to develop new product and source new ideas.
The BMC Racing Team is proud to welcome EPIC as a new team partner in 2016! EPIC is a Swedish brand founded in 2005 in Gothenburg on Sweden’s west coast. Since the beginning EPIC’s focus has been on delivering products with strong Scandinavian flavor, innovative solutions and quality that withstands hard and long use. The BMC Racing Team will surely test their travel gear to extremes in 2016, with more for more than 280 days of racing around the globe. EPIC is also working closely with the BMC Racing Team to develop new product, concentrating on function, quality and performance.
Oakley is one of the leading product design and sport performance brands in the world known for its insuperable eyewear and lens technologies, among other things. As one of the most iconic and inimitable brands on the market, Oakley boasts innovations that world-class athletes around the globe depend on to compete at the highest level possible. As a result, the company’s partnership with the BMC Racing Team comes at no surprise. Featuring some of the world’s best cyclists, American based BMC Racing Team continues to keep Oakley at the front of the peloton, while the eyewear brand keeps the team seeing clear and protected during some of the most challenging races on the planet.
The SRM PowerMeter is a power measurement tool designed to quantify a cyclist’s real-time power output. The PowerMeter was invented by SRM founder, Uli Schoberer, in 1986. With the support of the cycling community, professional riders, and coaches, SRM has grown into the most accurate and trusted power measurement system available. The BMC Racing Team uses the SRM Training System to monitor data including power, cadence, speed, and heart rate throughout training sessions, during races, and in post-ride analysis.
Elite is located in an old 19th century brickworks in Fontaniva, a small town 60 kilometers from Venice. From manual work to engineering, the passion is always the same, and the aim is always to create new products for cyclists worldwide. The story of Elite is made of successes and new discoveries which always start from the work of engineers, technicians, market men and of course cycling enthusiasts; in fact, the new products launched on the market are the result of internal research and they are now about three hundred. An important component to Elite’s partnership with the BMC Racing Team is product testing and development.
Vittoria Industries Ltd. is an international group, that acquired the famous premium cotton tubular tires producer Vittoria S.p.A. in 1990. Vittoria has built highly reputable partnerships within in the cycling industry and created a distinct brand image. Vittoria’s research & development center is well-known for developing the best racing tires at all levels. For this reason the revolutionary material Graphene caught our attention. An additional investment was needed to build a new compound factory and add the capability for 4C (four different compounds in a tread). Vittoria’s World Championship-proven MTB tires are now benefitting significantly from the addition of the Graphene and the new 4C. Scientific evidence and testing confirmed the significant increase in speed, but also greatly improved (wet) grip, puncture resistance and durability. Vittoria is now able to leverage these greatly enhanced properties of rubber with Graphene in exactly the right areas, making this factory one of the most innovative R&D centers ever dedicated to the cycling industry. After almost 5 years of development and millions of investment, Vittoria’s innovative Graphene products are available in stores and starting the revolution.
Since 1963, Park Tool has been manufacturing bicycle specific tools. Based out of St. Paul Minn., Park Tool is the world's largest bicycle tool manufacturer. A long-term dedication to quality, innovation, and customer service has made Park Tool the first choice of professional and home bicycle mechanics around the world, including the BMC Racing Team. Park Tool continues to develop and refine bicycle repair tools and equipment to improve the service and efficiency of all bicycle mechanics, professional or hobbyist. Park Tool continues to be an active part in the advancement of the sport of bicycling.
The NormaTec PULSE Recovery Systems help BMC Racing Team riders recover faster so they can take their performance to the next level. The PULSE uses a patented system of dynamic compression to boost circulation, restore sore muscles, and promote rapid recovery, giving riders a competitive edge to train harder and go faster.
At Finish Line we pride ourselves on being the "The Lube Experts" for the bicycle industry. From the start, way back in 1988, Finish Line has formulated all of its own products. With feedback from professional cyclists, their mechanics, and specialty bike shops around the world, Finish Line is able to make sure its products are performing at a level that will not disappoint even the most demanding cyclists. At Finish Line, our passion is to make products that will enhance the performance and extend the life of your bicycle! May all your rides be smooth and fast.
Thule is a premium brand used globally for a wide assortment of products, with a focus on solving the problem of how to bring equipment with you when using a car (roof racks, bike and water sport carriers, roof boxes). Thule then turned to weekday passions by implementing some of the vehicle solutions technology and design into luggage, bags and cases. Now, clothing, shoes, helmets and electronics arrive safely at any destination. Thule helps BMC Racing Team riders get their bikes safely from race to race. The Thule brand was established in Sweden in 1942.
Protects BMC Racing Team riders under the most extreme conditions.
The BMC Racing Team relies on the Acura TSX Sport Wagon to support our riders on and off the race course in North America. The team¹s standards for reliability and performance are set high and Acura delivers season after season.
Greg Van Avermaet sprinted to the Olympic road race gold medal in Rio de Janeiro when he broke clear with two others riders in the final stages of the race and proved the strongest in the final kilometer of racing. Van
More Avermaet’s gold medal came in a breakthrough year for the Belgian, who won a stage at the Tour de France and wore the maillot jaune for three days, and brought BMC Racing Team its first Olympic gold medal. Less
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.
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,
More Manuel Quinziato, Tejay van Garderen and Peter Velits cruised to a 31-second margin of victory and the gold medal. Less
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
More the team's first in a spring classic and Gilbert's third in five years at the race. Less
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
More 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
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
More 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
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
More 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
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
More Ochowicz and Andy Rihs, BMC agreed to join the project as its title sponsor. In 2006 the operating arm of the team was founded - Continuum Sports LLC - and the BMC Racing Team was headquartered out of Santa Rosa, California. Less