BMC Racing Team Head Back to the Start Line in Belgium2. March 2017, Santa Rosa, California (USA) — Road Team
BMC Racing Team will head back to the start line in Belgium on Sunday (5 March) for the one-day race, Dwars door West-Vlaanderen.
Sports Director Jackson Stewart said that BMC Racing Team is lining up with a competitive eight-rider roster.
“This is now a one-day race for 2017 with the route the same as the final stage of last year’s race. We were leading the General Classification with Tom Bohli heading into that stage but we had some bad luck and needed to race it a little differently. This year we will be looking to race aggressively.”
“I think riders like Silvan Dillier and Martin Elmiger will be strong finishers as well as Loïc Vliegen, who usually performs well at these style of races. There is an opportunity for everyone really as we have a strong group of riders and we will certainly be racing for a podium result.”
Loïc Vliegen is looking forward to his first race on home soil in 2017.
“I'm really motivated to race back in Belgium for the first time this season. I’ve had some good preparation in Dubai and Abu Dhabi so I’m hoping to produce a positive result for the team this weekend. I’m feeling good right now and I enjoy this style of racing but I am curious to see how my form is after two mostly flat races.”
Dwars door West-Vlaanderen (5 March)
Rider Roster: Tom Bohli (SUI), Silvan Dillier (SUI), Martin Elmiger (SUI), Kilian Frankiny (SUI), Floris Gerts (NED), Joey Rosskopf (USA), Miles Scotson (AUS), Loïc Vliegen (BEL)
Sports Director: Jackson Stewart (USA)