BMC Racing Team Announces Hammer Limburg Roster29. May 2018, Santa Rosa, California (USA) — Road Team
The second Hammer Series race of the year is set to take place this weekend (1 - 3 June) with BMC Racing Team heading to the start line with a well-rounded six-rider roster including Greg Van Avermaet.
Sports Director Klaas Lodewyck will be behind the wheel of the team car for BMC Racing Team in Limburg, the Netherlands.
“I think we have a really strong team for Hammer Limburg especially with Greg Van Avermaet and Simon Gerrans for the Hammer Sprint. However, I think everyone should cope well both on this day and on the Hammer Climb. All our riders can handle this and can go full gas on a kermesse style race. Then, for the team time trial, we want to line up in the final group and try to take the opportunity to do as well as possible,” Lodewyck explained.
Van Avermaet will make his Hammer Series debut at Hammer Limburg.
“I am looking forward to experiencing the Hammer Series race format for the first time. From what I've seen, it is going to be an intense three days of racing but hopefully a lot of fun as well. It's a different dynamic going into to a race where the aim is to score points as a team and overall, I think we have a good mix of riders lining up so we will be aiming to make the most out of it,” Van Avermaet said.
BMC Racing Team currently sits third on the Hammer Series leaderboard after solid performances across all three days in Norway at Hammer Stavanger.
Hammer Limburg (1 - 3 June)
Rider Roster: Simon Gerrans (AUS), Jürgen Roelandts (BEL), Miles Scotson (AUS), Greg Van Avermaet (BEL), Nathan Van Hooydonck (BEL), Loïc Vliegen (BEL)
Sports Directors: Klaas Lodewyck (BEL), Marco Pinotti (ITA)