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Back to Development Team

Strong BMC Development Team Line-Up Heads to Tour d’Alsace

25. July 2017, Santa Rosa, California (USA) — Development Team

Steff Cras is back in action at Tour d'Alsace after a tough crash at Giro Valle d'Aosta. © Kim Caritoux

Stage racing continues for BMC Development Team in France this week with a strong six-rider team, led by Steff Cras, heading to Tour d’Alsace (July 26 - 30).

Sports Director Klaas Lodewyck is confident in the abilities of BMC Development Team's line-up.

“Once again we have a strong squad going into this race with Steff Cras as our leader but, I also think that Pascal Eenkhoorn can be good here after being at an altitude camp ahead of the race. With Bram Welten, Jasper Philipsen and Callum Scotson we have some really big engines in the team and I think we can have a strong start with the opening team time trial which will see each teams split in half. I believe that we can go into the race with a lot of confidence and we will look to make the best result possible,” Lodewyck explained.

Steff Cras is looking forward to leading the team once again in France.

“Giro Valle d’Aosta was a tough race, especially after my crash, but I have recovered really well, and the team has given me a lot of support. This is another race that can suit me well with a lot of climbing, and I am feeling good going into it, so we will see what happens. There is a little bit of an unknown with the format of the opening team time trial, but I am looking forward to getting started,” Cras explained.

Tour d’Alsace (July 26 - 30)

Rider roster: Steff Cras (BEL), Pascal Eenkhoorn (NED), Jasper Philipsen (BEL), Martin Schäppi (SUI), Callum Scotson (AUS), Bram Welten (NED)

Sports Director: Klaas Lodewyck (BEL)

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