New National Champions to Line Up at Tour of Poland9. July 2016, Santa Rosa, California (USA) — Road Team
Manuel Quinziato and Philippe Gilbert will line up for the first time as newly crowned Italian and Belgian national champions when BMC Racing Team heads to the Tour of Poland next week.
A strong squad with multiple options is heading to Poland said BMC Racing Team Sports Director Max Sciandri.
“We are heading to the Tour of Poland with a motivated and ambitious team. All the guys are capable of delivering results so we are not going into the race with a specific team leader. It will be a case of seeing how the race unfolds particularly with the time trial on the final day.”
Quinziato and Gilbert are looking forward to representing their respective home countries and BMC Racing Team in Poland.
“I am really looking forward to racing in Poland especially with the last stage being a time trial. It will be my first chance to wear my Italian Time Trial champion’s kit and it will be filled with big emotions. I have raced at the Tour of Poland on two occasions, it is a good race and the whole team is motivated to bring home some good results,” said Quinziato.
“For me, the Tour of Poland is a very important race. It’s a WorldTour race and that means that the level will be high but I am feeling good right now, especially after my win at the Belgian National Championships. I believe that I will be able to go out and ride for good results and it will also be an opportunity for me to show the form I have ahead of the Olympics,” Gilbert added.
Tour of Poland (12 - 18 July)
Rider roster: Alessandro De Marchi (ITA), Floris Gerts (NED), Philippe Gilbert (BEL), Ben Hermans (BEL), Manuel Quinziato (ITA), Peter Velits (SVK), Loïc Vliegen (BEL), Danilo Wyss (SUI)
Sports Directors: Max Sciandri (ITA) Marco Pinotti (ITA)