BMC Racing Team to Play Multiple Cards at Dwars Door Vlaanderen20. March 2017, Santa Rosa, California (USA) — Road Team
BMC Racing Team will line up at the now-UCI WorldTour race Dwars Door Vlaanderen this Wednesday with different options at the start line.
Sports Director Fabio Baldato said the race normally goes one of two ways.
“Dwars Door Vlaanderen is a good warm up race for the Tour of Flanders given the parcours features many of the same climbs and cobble sectors. Generally, the race either comes down to a bunch sprint or sometimes a small group can be lucky and smart enough to make it to the line,” Baldato explained.
“We will have Jempy Drucker if the race ends in a bunch sprint, and Stefan Küng is definitely able to jump in a good move that hopefully makes it to the line. Last year, we saw Greg Van Avermaet make a good move in the finale so anything can happen, especially this year with the additional cobble sector before the finish.”
Drucker will make the most of the leadership opportunity.
“I am really motivated for Dwars Door Vlaanderen as it is the start of the real Flemish Classic block. These are the races I have been training for all winter and as Greg Van Avermaet isn’t lining up, it will be nice to have a free card to play for myself.”
Rider Roster: Tom Bohli (SUI), Jempy Drucker (LUX), Martin Elmiger (SUI), Floris Gerts (NED), Stefan Küng (SUI), Miles Scotson (AUS), Francisco Ventoso (ESP), Loïc Vliegen (BEL).
Sports Directors: Fabio Baldato (ITA), Allan Peiper (AUS).