BMC Racing Team Renews With Velits For 201616. September 2015, Santa Rosa, California (USA) — Road Team
Peter Velits will be a part of the BMC Racing Team again in 2016, President/General Manager Jim Ochowicz announced Wednesday.
The three-time Slovakian national time trial champion helped the BMC Racing Team win the opening team time trial at the Vuelta a España last month and wore the leader's jersey for one day. He was also a member of the BMC Racing Team's world team time trial-winning squad last year and has been part of the winning team all three years the event has been run. He is on the "long list" for this year's world team time trial Sunday in Richmond, Virginia, Ochowicz said.
"Besides his many outstanding performances over the years in the time trial and the team time trial, Peter brings a feeling of confidence to our general classification riders as they look for the right wheel to follow through the crowded peloton," Ochowicz said.
Velits said he aims to get back to the form he enjoyed before an overuse injury to his left leg slowed him at the start of the season. He underwent surgery in the spring and returned to racing in July.
"It feels great to re-sign with the BMC Racing Team again," Velits said. "This season was far from perfect and that is why I am happy I received so much support. I feel very good in this team and I am looking forward to the next challenges we will face together. For next year, I would like to get 100 percent recovered from my injury and finally achieve an individual victory."
In keeping with terms of BMC Racing Team policy, no other details regarding terms or conditions of the contract were released.