Jim Ochowicz: Our Deepest Sympathies5. April 2017, Santa Rosa, California (USA) — Road Team
The entire rider and staff family of BMC Racing Team wish to extend their deepest sympathies to BMC Racing Team soigneur Trudi Rebsamen and her family following the death of Trudi’s partner, former US National Mountain Bike champion Steve Tilford, who was killed in a motor vehicle accident in Utah on April 5.
Having worked for BMC Racing Team since its Professional Continental days and prior to that the 7-Eleven Cycling Team and Motorola Cycling Team with BMC Racing Team General Manager Jim Ochowicz, Trudi is an integral part of the team and the cycling community.
On behalf of BMC Racing Team, Jim Ochowicz extends his condolences to Trudi and her family in this incredibly sad time.
“Steve Tilford was a part of cycling for as long as I can remember. As a competitor he was a phenomenal rider and an active cyclist his entire life. In more recent times he also became almost an analyst in the sport of cycling and gave his own personal perspective of what the sport was about, what we all do for a living. It was always interesting to read his pieces. What I know of Steve is that he was always very upbeat and happy and I think that’s a result of him being a bike rider. That’s what he started doing at a young age and loved to do his whole life.”
“We’re very sad to see Steve gone and we only wish the best for Steve’s partner Trudi and their family and friends. Our friend Trudi has been part of this organization for many years and we’ll be here to support her at this tough time.”