BMC Racing Team Continues One-Day Racing at Binche-Chimay-Binche29. September 2018, Santa Rosa, California (USA) — Road Team
BMC Racing Team will head to the start line in Belgium on Tuesday next week (2 October) with a mix of youth and experience set to race at Binche-Chimay-Binche.
Sports Director Allan Peiper said the one-day race presents an opportunity for all seven BMC Racing Team riders to try their luck in the last part of the season.
“At this point in the season, I think Binche-Chimay-Binche is a good race for the younger riders on our roster to take opportunities for themselves while our more experienced riders, like Jempy Drucker and Jürgen Roelandts, know the final of this race well and if it comes down to a select group in the final kilometers then they can wage their chances on the final climb to the finish,” Peiper explained.
Jürgen Roelandts, who has previously finished on the podium at Binche-Chimay-Binche, is looking forward to heading back to the start line of the semi-classic on Tuesday.
“After missing Tour de l’Eurométropole and Grand Prix d’Isbergues, I am happy to be racing at Binche-Chimay-Binche. It is a race that I have done several times and I was once third behind Démare and Štybar. Normally it is a finish that should suit me but I’m coming back from illness so I am quite curious to see what my shape is like. In Germany and Britain, I was racing well and it was disappointing to be sick so hopefully I am fully recovered for Binche-Chimay-Binche and I can find a good rhythm. It looks like we will have pretty good weather so, that will make it a bit better for everyone. I don’t have huge expectations but I am still motivated to try and do something for either for team or for myself in the last part of the season,” Roelandts said.
Binche-Chimay-Binche (2 October)
Rider Roster: Alberto Bettiol (ITA), Tom Bohli (SUI), Jempy Drucker (LUX), Jürgen Roelandts (BEL), Miles Scotson (AUS), Nathan Van Hooydonck (BEL), Loïc Vliegen (BEL)
Sports Director: Allan Peiper (AUS)