Former Winner Sánchez to Captain Vuelta Ciclista Al Pais Vasco Team3. April 2016, Santa Rosa, California (USA) — Road Team
Samuel Sánchez will captain BMC Racing Team at Vuelta Ciclista Al Pais Vasco on the back of a solid week of racing at Volta Ciclista a Catalunya.
Sánchez’ previous success at the race speaks for itself; winner of the General Classification in 2012, third overall in 2007 and 2009 and a seven-time stage winner.
It will be Sánchez’ 14th time lining up at Vuelta Ciclista Al Pais Vasco.
“It’s a really special race for me. I am looking forward to being at my maximum performance level during the week of extremely hard racing, and fight for a position as high as possible on the General Classification.”
Sports Director Yvon Ledanois said the team is going in with two main objectives.
“The first objective is to go for stage wins as we have a diverse team that is well-suited to the course. And of course we are also targeting the General Classification with Samuel Sancez, who is coming in with good form as he showed at Volta Ciclista a Catalunya,” Ledanois said.
Vuelta Ciclista Al Pais Vasco (4-9 April)
Rider roster: Darwin Atapuma (COL), Damiano Caruso (ITA), Silvan Dillier (SUI), Amaël Moinard (FRA), Joey Rosskopf (USA), Samuel Sánchez (ESP), Peter Velits (SVK), Danilo Wyss (SUI).
Sports Directors: Yvon Ledanois (FRA), Jackson Stewart (USA)