Teuns Aims for Top Ten Result at Liège-Bastogne-Liège20. April 2018, Santa Rosa, California (USA) — Road Team
Dylan Teuns will lead BMC Racing Team at the fourth Monument of the season, Liège-Bastogne-Liège, this Sunday eyeing his first top ten result at the race.
Sports Director Valerio Piva expects a good performance from the team in support of Teuns at Liège-Bastogne-Liège, which remains largely unchanged from La Flèche Wallonne with the exception of Joey Rosskopf in the place of Kilian Frankiny.
“There are two new climbs in this year’s Liège-Bastogne-Liège but like La Flèche Wallonne, the finale is the same so I don’t think the change in parcours will have a big difference on the result. The selection will be made from La Roche aux Faucons to the final climb of Saint Nicolas and the best riders will be in front there. Dylan Teuns is ready, he is strong, and he is motivated. I am sure that Damiano Caruso and Alessandro De Marchi will also be up there in support, and we have a former winner in Simon Gerrans so he will play an important role in supporting Dylan,” Piva explained.
“We don’t have the top favorite but we have a team that is ready and can do a good result. I know that every one of our riders is motivated to do a good race in honour of Andy Rihs and no matter what the result is, I hope we can arrive at the finish line knowing we gave it everything we have.”
Teuns is looking to use his disappointment from La Flèche Wallonne as extra motivation when lining up this Sunday.
“I didn’t have the legs at La Flèche Wallonne but I can still be confident in my form as I was right up there until the last few hundred meters. My best result at Liège-Bastogne-Liège was 17th in 2016 and last year I did some good work for Greg Van Avermaet. Like La Flèche Wallonne, Liège-Bastogne-Liège is also a race that suits me well. I’ve prepared as much as possible for this week so I will try to get the maximum out of the last race this Sunday, especially as I would like to do a good race for Andy Rihs,” Teuns said.
Liège-Bastogne-Liège (22 April)
Rider roster: Alberto Bettiol (ITA), Damiano Caruso (ITA), Alessandro De Marchi (ITA) , Simon Gerrans (AUS), Joey Rosskopf (USA), Dylan Teuns (BEL), Loïc Vliegen (BEL)
Sports Directors: Valerio Piva (ITA), Jackson Stewart (USA)