Tour Alsace to Provide Next Challenge for BMC Development Team26. July 2016, Santa Rosa, California (USA) — Development Team
A six-rider BMC Development Team squad will line up in France on Wednesday to start the five-day stage race, Tour Alsace.
Sports Director Klaas Lodewyck is encouraged by the motivation and form of the squad heading into the race.
“We are heading to this race with a lot of motivated following the team’s impressive performance and Kilian’s [Frankinny] victory in Italy two weeks ago. The whole team is looking in super condition, including Kilian, heading into this race and we are definitely in best shape possibly, both physically and mentally, to do another great job.”
Following his overall victory at Giro Valle d’Aosta Mont Blanc, Kilian Frankiny is feeling positive and relaxed about lining up at Tour Alsace.
“I am not really feeling any pressure heading into this race. I have recovered really well after my victory in Aosta and I am still really motivated and hungry for results. We are going into this race with a strong team and everyone is feeling really confident that we will be able to produce good results together. I think the General Classification will really be made on penultimate summit finish to Lac Blanc. I know that I am good form in the mountains so I am really looking forward to that day.”
Tour Alsace (27 - 31 July)
Rider roster: Pascal Eenkhoorn (NED), Kilian Frankiny (SUI), Patrick Müller (SUI), Lukas Spengler (SUI), Zeke Mostov (USA), Bas Tietema (NED)
Sports Director: Klaas Lodewyck (BEL)