BMC Racing Team to Line Up at Ruta del Sol14. February 2016, Santa Rosa, California (USA) — Road Team
BMC Racing Team will continue the Spanish racing program at Ruta del Sol from February 17-21.
“We are going in with Tejay van Garderen as team leader. After three sprinters’ stages we have a 21 kilometer time trial on stage 4 and then the uphill finish on the final stage, so I think the General Classification will be decided on the last two days. We have a strong team as we saw in Murcia and Tejay is motivated for the overall win,” BMC Racing Team Sports Director, Valerio Piva said.
Van Garderen will be backed by the same team who helped Philippe Gilbert to win the Vuelta Ciclista a Murcia on Saturday.
“Ruta del Sol is another solid race to start the season with after racing in Murcia. It’s all about sharpening up my form before heading into the WorldTour races and racing here gives me another chance to do that,” van Garderen explained.
Rider Roster: Darwin Atapuma (COL), Brent Bookwalter (USA), Damiano Caruso (ITA), Philippe Gilbert (BEL), Ben Hermans (BEL), Samuel Sanchez (ESP), Tejay van Garderen (USA)
Sports Director: Valerio Piva (ITA)