BMC Racing Team Targets Clásica Ciclista San Sebastian Victory26. July 2016, Santa Rosa, California (USA) — Road Team
BMC Racing Team will bring a strong eight-rider roster to the UCI WorldTour one-day race Clásica Ciclista San Sebastian this Saturday, 30 July.
Sports Director Yvon Ledanois said the team has multiple options given the difficulty of the course.
“Clásica Ciclista San Sebastian is not an easy race, but when you look at the team we are bringing with a number of Classics specialists and good climbers, we’re confident. Greg Van Avermaet came so close to victory last year so he is especially motivated this year to take the win,” Ledanois explained.
On-form Van Avermaet is confident following his success at the Tour de France.
“I have good legs and good form, and with the race days I accumulated at the Tour de France I know that this is a race I can win. The moto crash of last year makes me even more determined to come back and have a good race, and this is the perfect preparation for the upcoming Olympic Games. We’ve got a great team and I think we’re in for a good race,” Van Avermaet explained.
Clásica Ciclista San Sebastian (30 July)
Rider roster: Alessandro De Marchi (ITA), Philippe Gilbert (BEL), Ben Hermans (BEL), Richie Porte (AUS), Samuel Sánchez (ESP), Michael Schär (SUI), Greg Van Avermaet (BEL), Peter Velits (SVK).
Sports Director: Yvon Ledanois (FRA)