BMC Racing Team Set for Back to Back Races in Belgium12. September 2017, Santa Rosa, California (USA) — Road Team
One-day racing continues for BMC Racing Team in Belgium with a well-rounded team lining up at Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen on Friday (15 September) and Primus Classic on Saturday (16 September).
Sports Directors Klaas Lodewyck and Valerio Piva said that BMC Racing Team will be on the lookout for opportunities at both one-day races.
“Overall, I think we have a strong team, and we will have multiple cards to play going into Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen. Everyone will be able to look for opportunities to jump in the right moves. This is a typical Belgian kermesse race, and if it comes down to bunch sprint we know that Jempy Drucker can be competitive, plus we have our young sprinter, Bram Welten, so hopefully we can do something in the final,” Lodewyck explained.
“The parcours of Primus Classic is pretty flat through Flanders with a few cobbled sections, and I think the main factor will be the weather. I think for us Drucker will again be a protected rider and while he might not be the favorite going into a potential bunch sprint, we know that he is strong and that he can be up there. We also have young guys like Floris Gerts and Bram Welten plus the experience of Francisco Ventoso and everyone will have the opportunity to try something and to go in any breakaways. Why not try to finish out in front and make a good result,” Piva added.
Jempy Drucker is looking forward to lining up at both one-day races in Belgium.
“I know these races very well. They are typical Belgian races, and I really like the style of them. I’m feeling good right now, and I am definitely motivated to go into these races and compete for a good result,” Drucker explained.
Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen (15 September)
Rider Roster: Jempy Drucker (LUX), Martin Elmiger (SUI), Floris Gerts (NED), Patrick Müller (SUI), Francisco Ventoso (ESP), Loïc Vliegen (BEL), Bram Welten (NED)
Sports Director: Klaas Lodewyck (BEL)
Primus Classic (16 September)
Rider Roster: Jempy Drucker (LUX), Martin Elmiger (SUI), Floris Gerts (NED), Ben Hermans (BEL), Patrick Müller (SUI), Francisco Ventoso (ESP), Loïc Vliegen (BEL), Bram Welten (NED)
Sports Director: Valerio Piva (ITA)