BMC Racing Team Looking For Opportunities at VOO Tour de Wallonie21. July 2017, Santa Rosa, California (USA) — Road Team
BMC Racing Team will be looking to make an impact in Belgium over the next five days with a motivated team heading to the start line at VOO Tour de Wallonie tomorrow (22 July).
Sports Director Marco Pinotti thinks that the race will provide an opportunity for every rider to test their legs.
“This race comes after a midseason break for many of our riders, so there is always a little bit of a question mark around how people will perform but, we have a good idea of where everyone is at, and everyone is motivated. I think we can expect the three Belgians on our roster to be strong over this style of racing but we will take it day by day, and every rider will have the chance to take opportunities. Of course, this race will be an opportunity for our eight riders to put the hard work they have been doing to the test but we are still going into the race with the expectation to do well in terms of both stage wins and the overall General Classification. Apart from stage 4, which looks like a sprint stage, the race is very open, so I think we will see some aggressive racing over the next five days,” Pinotti said.
Dylan Teuns is confident in his form heading into the VOO Tour de Wallonie.
“It’s a very Classic style of racing at VOO Tour de Wallonie and the local lap on stage 1 is actually part of the Flèche Wallone parcours so, it is a typical Ardennes race, and that is what I like best. These are the races where I believe I show my best form. I haven’t raced a lot over the past few weeks, but I was part of an altitude camp, and I think I have definitely benefitted from that. I performed well at GP Pino Cerami, and my condition is good so, I am ready to get started. Of course, racing in Belgium is great, but for me, my main motivation is that I really enjoy this style of racing and I think the parcours suits me well,” Teuns explained.
VOO Tour de Wallonie (22 - 26 July)
Rider Roster: Jempy Drucker (LUX), Floris Gerts (NED), Manuel Quinziato (ITA), Miles Scotson (AUS), Dylan Teuns (BEL), Nathan Van Hooydonck (BEL), Francisco Ventoso (ESP), Loïc Vliegen (BEL)
Sports Directors: Marco Pinotti (ITA), Allan Peiper (AUS)