BMC Racing Team Looking for Opportunities at Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco30. March 2017, Santa Rosa, California (USA) — Road Team
BMC Racing Team will be targeting stage wins at the demanding six-day Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco, the next UCI WorldTour stage race of the season.
Sports Director Yvon Ledanois said the eight-rider team is lining up with multiple options and a wealth of experience.
"We will be looking to carry the strong team dynamic that we saw at Volta Ciclista a Catalunya into this race. While we are not going in with a specific team leader, I am looking forward to seeing how Samuel Sánchez, who won a stage last year, will perform. I have already seen that he is riding at a similar level to last year."
"We have a good group of riders lining up, and I trust in the abilities of everyone to ride aggressively and challenge for stage wins over the six days. This will be our first priority, and then we will see how the General Classification develops from there."
Samuel Sánchez is looking for further success at the UCI WorldTour race.
"Following a tough edition of Volta Ciclista a Catalunya comes one of the main objectives of the year, Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco. On paper, this year's parcours seems less demanding than previous editions of the race, however, judging by the list of strong riders heading to the start line I feel this won't be the case."
"I will definitely be hoping to repeat last year's performance and try and get as far up the General Classification as possible while at the same time, as a team, we will be looking for opportunities and fighting for stage wins," Sánchez explained.
Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco (April 3 - 8)
Rider Roster: Damiano Caruso (ITA), Alessandro De Marchi (ITA), Amaël Moinard (FRA), Nicolas Roche (IRL), Samuel Sánchez (ESP), Dylan Teuns (BEL), Loïc Vliegen (BEL), Danilo Wyss (SUI)
Sports Directors: Yvon Ledanois (FRA), Max Sciandri (ITA)