BMC Racing Team Set for La Flèche Wallonne18. April 2016, Chaudfontaine (BEL) — Road Team
On the back of Amstel Gold Race, BMC Racing Team is set to continue the Ardennes Classics with La Flèche Wallonne this Wednesday.
With the exception of Stefan Küng coming in to replace Marcus Burghardt, the team remains unchanged said Sports Director Valerio Piva.
“We are still going in with Philippe Gilbert as our leader but as we saw at Amstel Gold Race we have a strong and motivated team with our younger guys who will also have the chance to take any opportunities that they see at La Flèche Wallonne.”
Gilbert is eager to get back on the start line on Wednesday.
“Amstel Gold Race didn’t go as I would have liked but I’m taking things day by day with my fractured finger and now I have two days to recover before La Flèche Wallonne. I know the race well, I’ve won it before and I’m hoping to have a better race on Wednesday.” Gilbert said.
La Flèche Wallonne (20 April)
Rider roster: Alessandro De Marchi (ITA), Silvan Dillier (SUI), Philippe Gilbert (BEL), Ben Hermans (BEL), Stefan Küng (SUI), Samuel Sánchez (ESP), Dylan Teuns (BEL), Loïc Vliegen (BEL).
Sports Directors: Valerio Piva (ITA), Jackson Stewart (USA)