BMC Racing Team Head Stateside for Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah28. July 2016, Santa Rosa, California (USA) — Road Team
BMC Racing Team will race stateside next week as an eight-rider squad line up on Monday for the first of seven stages at the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah.
Sports Director Jackson Stewart said racing on home soil always gives the riders extra motivation.
“We are heading to Utah with a young and ambitious team. Many of our riders have raced here before and with a solid week’s recon, we will be lining up with a strong and well-prepared team. We are not heading to the race with a clear leader as we have multiple options available to us so we will see how the race evolves day by day.”
“It is also great to have BMC Racing Team stagiaires, [Taylor] Eisenhart and [Fabian] Lienhard here with us. They've progressed well as part of the BMC Development Team program and this is a perfect race for them to enter the professional world of cycling and demonstrate their abilities. It is particularly exciting to see Eisenhart starting here in his home state and on his home roads.”
For Taylor Eisenhart and Fabian Lienhard, racing in Utah is an exciting opportunity.
“For me, being able to start my first pro race in my home state is pretty incredible. The Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah should be a fantastic start for me as I know a lot of the guys there really well and many are my former teammates who have moved up the ranks,” said Eisenhart.
“I think this is going to be a really good race to line up alongside the BMC Racing Team pro riders for the first time. It’s definitely not going to be easy but I am looking forward to stepping up to the challenge,” added Lienhard.
Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah (1 - 7 August)
Rider roster: Darwin Atapuma (COL), Tom Bohli (SUI), Taylor Eisenhart (USA), Fabian Lienhard (SUI), Joey Rosskopf (USA), Manuel Senni (ITA), Dylan Teuns (BEL), Rick Zabel (GER)
Sports Director: Jackson Stewart (USA)