BMC Racing Team Taking a Depth of Talent to EuroEyes Cyclassics16. August 2017, Santa Rosa, California (USA) — Road Team
BMC Racing Team is set to line up at EuroEyes Cyclassics, the next UCI WorldTour one-day race of the season, on Sunday (20 August) with a motivated and well-rounded team.
Sports Director Fabio Baldato thinks BMC Racing Team’s line-up provides multiple options depending on how the race develops.
“We have seen in the past that this race is one for the sprinters and if this is once again the case, we have Jempy Drucker on our roster who, as we saw at the Prudential RideLondon Surrey Classic, is in good shape. We also have riders like Silvan Dillier, Loïc Vliegen and Manuel Quinziato who we know can race hard and can go with any strong moves on the circuit. Of course, we also have Greg Van Avermaet lining up, and he is coming into the race, as he always does, in strong form and will be motivated to score some more UCI WorldTour points if the opportunity presents itself,” Baldato said.
Van Avermaet is looking to use EuroEyes Cyclassics as a stepping stone towards his goals at the end of the season.
“My shape was really good at Binck Bank Tour, and my legs were where I wanted them to be. I was really happy with how I raced, so I am feeling good heading into the next UCI WorldTour one-day race. For me, my main goals for the rest of the season are still to come, but this will be a good opportunity to continue to build my form and keep that race feeling in my legs heading into next month,” Van Avermaet explained.
Drucker is confident in his form heading into the one-day race.
“It was a tough week of racing at Binck Bank Tour, but I felt like my form was there and that I was able to work hard for the team. My legs have been feeling good, and I know that my speed is there, so I am motivated to produce a good result at EuroEyes Cyclassics if the race comes down a bunch sprint,” Drucker added.
EuroEyes Cyclassics (20 August)
Rider Roster: Silvan Dillier (SUI), Jempy Drucker (LUX), Floris Gerts (NED), Amaël Moinard (FRA), Manuel Quinziato (ITA), Greg Van Avermaet (BEL), Loïc Vliegen (BEL), Danilo Wyss (SUI)
Sports Director: Fabio Baldato (ITA)