BMC Racing Team to Target the General Classification in Poland27. July 2017, Santa Rosa, California (USA) — Road Team
BMC Racing Team will return to the Tour of Poland this week with Ben Hermans and Dylan Teuns set to lead the team’s General Classification ambitions at the UCI WorldTour stage race.
Sports Director Max Sciandri thinks that BMC Racing Team is taking a depth of talent to the seven-day race.
"One of our main objectives going into the race is to try and do well on the General Classification, and I think Ben Hermans can step up to the role of team leader as well as Dylan Teuns, who is going to come into the race in good condition after his overall win at the VOO Tour de Wallonie. We will also look to try and take opportunities to go for stage wins with some of our other riders like Rohan Dennis and Tejay van Garderen. We have a strong, aggressive team and I believe that we can go in looking to bring home as much as possible," Sciandri said.
Ben Hermans is looking forward to making a return to racing at the Tour of Poland.
"This will be my first race after a few weeks of solid training. It will be a good test to see how my form is at the moment, but I am always motivated to do more than just that at this race. Over the last few years, I have shown that this race suits me, so I am really motivated to go for a nice result again. The parcours has changed a bit, especially as it is missing the time trial, and because of this, we have to see how we change tactics. But, it is clear that the final two stages are the most important," Hermans explained.
Dylan Teuns is motivated to produce a good result at the Tour of Poland after securing the first stage race win of his career.
"Winning two stages and taking the overall victory at the VOO Tour de Wallonie was amazing. I felt really strong all week so I think I can go into this next race with a lot of confidence. I am really motivated to build upon my success in Belgium so we will see what happens as the race progresses."
Tour of Poland (29 July - 4 August)
Rider Roster: Rohan Dennis (AUS), Floris Gerts (NED), Ben Hermans (BEL), Daniel Oss (ITA), Samuel Sánchez (ESP), Dylan Teuns (BEL), Tejay van Garderen (USA)
Sports Directors: Max Sciandri (ITA), Marco Pinotti (ITA)