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Richie Porte Wins the Santos Tour Down Under

Jan 22, 2017 – Richie Porte has crossed the finish line at the Santos Tour Down Under stage 6 criterium to secure the overall win for the first time in his career.

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Porte Crowned King of Willunga Hill

Jan 21, 2017 – Richie Porte has continued to re-write Santos Tour Down Under history with his fourth consecutive win on Willunga Hill, with a stunning solo attack on the final ascent of the climb.

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Porte Secures Another Day in Ochre Ahead of Willunga Hill

Jan 20, 2017 – Richie Porte crossed the line safely on stage 4 of the Santos Tour Down Under after a hectic finale, to retain his overall lead.

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Richie Porte is crowned winner of the Santos Tour Down Under.
Jan 22, 2017
Richie Porte Wins the Santos Tour Down Under
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Richie Porte on the way to winning stage 5 of the Santos Tour Down Under.
Jan 21, 2017
Porte Crowned King of Willunga Hill
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Richie Porte will wear the ochre jersey on stage 5.
Jan 20, 2017
Porte Secures Another Day in Ochre Ahead of Willunga Hill
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BMC Racing Team is a United States-registered UCI WorldTour team sponsored by BMC Switzerland. Driven by a passion for cycling and desire to be the best
cycling team in the world, BMC Racing Team has recorded 30+ wins per season since 2013 and is home to some of the greatest cyclists in the world, from one day classic specialists to grand tour contenders. As consecutive team time trial world champions in 2014 and 2015, 2015 Tour de France team time trial champions, winner of the 2011 Tour de France with Cadel Evans, and most recently winner of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games road race with Greg Van Avermaet, BMC Racing Team has stamped its authority in cycling. Riders, staff and sponsors work together as a team to achieve victory. Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Santa Rosa, California, BMC Racing Team is a founding member of Velon, and works passionately to advance the sport of cycling.

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Upcoming races

  • 17Jan

    Santos Tour Down Under

    17. – 22. January 2017 Adelaide, Australia
  • 26Jan

    Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race Albert Park Grand Prix

    26. January 2017 Geelong, Australia
  • 29Jan

    Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race

    29. January 2017 Geelong, Australia

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Latest results

  • 1st

    Jan. 22

    Santos Tour Down Under, General Classification
    Richie Porte
  • 6th

    Jan. 22

    Santos Tour Down Under, General Classification
    Rohan Dennis
  • 1st

    Jan. 21

    Santos Tour Down Under, Stage 5
    Richie Porte
  • 1st

    Jan. 18

    Santos Tour Down Under, Stage 2
    Richie Porte
  • 4th

    Jan. 18

    Santos Tour Down Under, Stage 2
    Rohan Dennis

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Team

Management
  • Jim Ochowicz
    President/General Manager
  • Andy Rihs
    Title Sponsor
  • Gavin Chilcott
    Chief Operating Officer
  • Noël Dejonckheere
    European Operations Manager
  • Allan Peiper
    Sporting Manager
  • Georges Lüchinger
    Chief Communications Officer
Sport Director
  • Fabio Baldato
    Italy
  • Yvon Ledanois
    France
  • Valerio Piva
    Italy
  • Max Sciandri
    Italy
  • Jackson Stewart
    United States

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Team history

2016
Van Avermaet Claims Olympic Gold

Greg Van Avermaet sprinted to the Olympic road race gold medal in Rio de Janeiro when he broke clear with two others riders in the final stages of the race and proved the strongest in the final kilometer of racing. Van
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Avermaet’s gold medal came in a breakthrough year for the Belgian, who won a stage at the Tour de France and wore the maillot jaune for three days, and brought BMC Racing Team its first Olympic gold medal. Less

2015
Another team time trial title

Riding in its home country, the BMC Racing Team earned a repeat victory in the team time trial by averaging 54.969 kilometers an hour to win by 11.35 seconds. Members of the winning team were Rohan Dennis, Silvan
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Dillier, Stefan Küng, Daniel Oss, Taylor Phinney and Manuel Quinziato. Less

2015
World hour record

Rohan Dennis smashed the world hour record, riding 52.491 kilometers on his BMC Trackmachine TR01 at the Velodrome Suisse on Feb. 8. It was the first time the 52 km barrier had been exceeded and bettered the record by 639 meters.

2014
Team time trial victory

The BMC Racing Team defeated two-time champion Omega Pharma-Quick Step to win the world team time trial title. Averaging 57 kilometers per hour on their BMC Timemachine TM01s, Rohan Dennis, Silvan Dillier, Daniel Oss,
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Manuel Quinziato, Tejay van Garderen and Peter Velits cruised to a 31-second margin of victory and the gold medal. Less

2014
First classic win

Philippe Gilbert continued to write his name in the BMC Racing Team history books when he put in a vicious attack - again on the climb of the Cauberg - on the way to a solo victory at the Amstel Gold Race. The win was
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the team's first in a spring classic and Gilbert's third in five years at the race. Less

2012
Gilbert's world road title

After winning two stages of the Vuelta a España, Philippe Gilbert capped off his first season with the BMC Racing Team by soloing to win the world road title in Valkenburg, The Netherlands. An attack on the final trip up
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the Cauberg climb distanced him from a select group and allowed him to freewheel his BMC Teammachine SLR01 across the finish line four seconds ahead of the chase. Less

2011
Tour de France victory

In its first season as a WorldTour team, the BMC Racing Team and Cadel Evans made history when he became the first Australian to win the Tour de France. Heading into the penultimate stage, Evans was third overall, 57
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seconds off the lead. But by powering his BMC Timemachine TM01 to a runner-up finish on the 42.5-kilometer stage, Evans made up more than enough time to take the lead on the eve of the ride into Paris. Less

2010
Grand Tour Leadership

The BMC Racing Team made a splash on the cycling scene during its first participation in two of cycling's three grand tours when Cadel Evans gained the overall lead in both of them during the 2010 season. Evans wore the
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maglia rosa for a day at the Giro d'Italia and also spent one day in the maillot jaune at the Tour de France on the stage after he fractured his elbow. Less

2006
The Beginning

The BMC Racing Team got its start in 2005 when former professional road and mountain biker Gavin Chilcott began organizing an Under 23 team. Through a series of fortuitous connections involving Charlie Livermore, Jim
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Ochowicz and Andy Rihs, BMC agreed to join the project as its title sponsor. In 2006 the operating arm of the team was founded - Continuum Sports LLC - and the BMC Racing Team was headquartered out of Santa Rosa, California. Less

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