BMC Racing Team to Target Stage Wins at Tour of the Alps13. April 2017, Santa Rosa, California (USA) — Road Team
BMC Racing Team will be looking for opportunities in Italy next week when the team returns to the Tour of the Alps (April 17 - 21) for the first time since 2014.
Sports Director Max Sciandri said BMC Racing Team will be taking the race day by day.
“Tour of the Alps is a tough race with around 3000 meters of climbing on the so-called easier days and then 4000 meters on the final stage to Trento. It will be a demanding race with five full-on stages, so we will be taking every day as it comes and looking for opportunities as they arise.”
“While our priority is not the General Classification specifically, this is a good testing ground ahead of the Giro d’Italia, so we expect Rohan Dennis to be up there.”
For Rohan Dennis, Tour of the Alps will be the final test before the Giro d’Italia.
“I am coming into Tour of the Alps with the Giro d’Italia at the front of my mind. I have been working hard following Tirreno - Adriatico and Volta Ciclista a Catalunya so, I’m looking forward to testing myself here.”
“Tour of the Alps will be part of my final preparation ahead of May. My main priority will be to test myself throughout the race and whatever happens on the General Classification happens,” Dennis explained.
Tour of the Alps (April 17 - 21)
Rider Roster: Tom Bohli (SUI), Brent Bookwalter (USA), Damiano Caruso (ITA), Rohan Dennis (AUS), Kilian Frankiny (SUI), Joseph Rosskopf (USA), Miles Scotson (AUS), Manuel Senni (ITA)
Sports Directors: Max Sciandri (ITA), Yvon Ledanois (FRA)