Porte and van Garderen Team Up for Tour de Romandie24. April 2016, Santa Rosa, California (USA) — Road Team
Richie Porte and Tejay van Garderen will team up once again at the Tour de Romandie where their sights are set on the General Classification.
The Tour de Romandie is an important race for BMC Racing Team for numerous reasons, Sports Director Yvon Ledanois said.
“With a Swiss title sponsor in BMC Switzerland, the Tour de Romandie is a home race for us so we are motivated to do well. In addition, it is an important race for any Tour de France contender so with Richie and Tejay there we are going in with a strong and determined team. I’m confident that we can get a good result,” Ledanois said.
For Porte and van Garderen, it is another chance to work together in preparation for the Tour de France.
“We raced for the first time at Vuelta a Catalunya and showed that we could really ride well as a team, so I’m going in motivated for Tour de Romandie knowing that it is one of the first big tests of the season,” Porte said.
“We’ve just come out of altitude training so a race like Tour de Romandie is the perfect chance to put this training to the test. Richie and I have a strong team supporting us and with the two of us together I think we can show what we can do,” van Garderen confirmed.
Tour de Romandie (26 April – 1 May)
Rider roster: Tom Bohli (SUI), Brent Bookwalter (USA), Damiano Caruso (ITA), Amaël Moinard (FRA), Richie Porte (AUS), Tejay van Garderen (USA), Peter Velits (SVK), Danilo Wyss (SUI).
Sports Directors: Yvon Ledanois (FRA), Valerio Piva (ITA)