CyclingQuotes.com uses cookies for statistics and targeting ads. This information is shared with third parties.
ACCEPT COOKIES » MORE INFO »

Every day we bring you more pro-cycling news

"Certainly Samuel Sánchez seems to be in good shape and I will give him a chance. But also Cadel Evans, who has already won a stage of the Giro d'Italia on this course. He will be our leader. Michael Schär also did a gr...

BEN HERMANS

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS

CADEL EVANS

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS

DARWIN ATAPUMA

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS

DOMINIK ROELS

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS

LARRY WARBASSE

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS

MANUEL QUINZIATO

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS

MICHAEL SCHÄR

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS

PHILIPPE GILBERT

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS

ROMA MAXIMA

RACE PROFILE
|
NEWS

SAMUEL SANCHEZ

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS

STEVE MORABITO

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS

STRADE BIANCHE

RACE PROFILE
|
NEWS

YANNICK EIJSSEN

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS
05.03.2014 @ 21:07 Posted by Emil Axelgaard

Cadel Evans will return to the scene of his big win in the 2010 Giro d'Italia when he joins Samuel Sanchez as BMC leaders in Saturday's Strade Bianche. For Sunday's Roma Maxima, Philippe Gilbert will try to capitalize on the good form he showed in last weekend's hilly races in France.

 

A pair of one-day races in Italy – Strade Bianche on Saturday and Roma Maxima on Sunday – will be part of a busy weekend of competition for the BMC Racing Team. In addition to the two races in Italy, the BMC Racing Team will compete Friday through Sunday in Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen and begin racing Sunday in Paris-Nice.

 

For Strade Bianche, Sport Director Valerio Piva said he will look to several veterans for the race which features 50 kilometers of dirt roads – in 10 segments – along its 197-km route.

 

"Certainly Samuel Sánchez seems to be in good shape and I will give him a chance," Piva said. "But also Cadel Evans, who has already won a stage of the Giro d'Italia on this course. He will be our leader. Michael Schär also did a great race here last year and is very motivated."

 

Philippe Gilbert, winner of Strade Bianche in 2011, will be one of the BMC Racing Team's starters in Roma Maxima.

 

"I chose this race because in Strade Bianche, we already have a lot of leaders," Gilbert said. "I have never done it, so it will be a good experience for me. But my form is good, so I will be looking to get the best result I can."

 

Sport Director Fabio Baldato, who will direct Sunday's 195-km race, said Gilbert is part of a strong overall line-up.

 

"Our leaders for sure will be Gilbert and Sánchez," Baldato said. "But others – like Darwin Atapuma, Yannick Eijssen, Ben Hermans, Dominik Nerz, Manuel Quinziato and Larry Warbasse – will be ready for attacks on the climbs."

 

Atapuma said he is ready for his first race since the Tour de San Luis in January.

 

"In Argentina, I was able to do very good work and now I am reaping the benefits of it," he said. "In the next two races – my first ones in Europe with the BMC Racing Team – I want to reach a goal to stay close to the team leaders and help them to get good results."

BMC Racing Team Strade Bianche Roster (March 8):
Darwin Atapuma (COL), Cadel Evans (AUS), Steve Morabito (SUI), Dominik Nerz (GER), Manuel Quinziato (ITA), Samuel Sánchez (ESP), Michael Schär (SUI), Larry Warbasse (USA).

BMC Racing Team Roma Maxima Roster (March 9):
Darwin Atapuma (COL), Yannick Eijssen (BEL), Philippe Gilbert (BEL), Ben Hermans (BEL), Dominik Nerz (GER), Manuel Quinziato (ITA), Samuel Sánchez (ESP), Larry Warbasse (USA).

MORE NEWS:

VIEW SELECTED

Why do businesses use meeting room managers? 14.09.2020 @ 13:42Five things that you can do, if you want to gain more f... 20.08.2020 @ 15:38One for the road 09.06.2020 @ 15:25List of CyclingQuotes previews 07.05.2020 @ 13:20Blue Energy: room for all interests 26.08.2019 @ 12:56Get your daily dose of exercise at home 08.07.2019 @ 10:443 good advice to be able to afford your favorite bike 25.02.2019 @ 12:32Cycle through gorgeous landscapes 22.10.2018 @ 21:41Balance Your Economy and Diet and Start Saving Money 08.10.2018 @ 11:18Stay Safe: 3 Helmets That Can Keep Your Head Protected... 20.07.2018 @ 07:59Planning to bet on Tour De France - Bet types and strat... 24.05.2018 @ 14:18Basics of cycling betting 25.10.2017 @ 13:10Bauer moves to ORICA-SCOTT 28.08.2017 @ 10:45End of the road for CyclingQuotes 08.01.2017 @ 16:00Rui Costa confirms Giro participation 07.01.2017 @ 12:55Van Avermaet: I am not afraid of Sagan 07.01.2017 @ 09:45Unchanged course for E3 Harelbeke 07.01.2017 @ 09:32Jenner takes surprise win at Australian U23 Championships 07.01.2017 @ 08:53No replacement for Meersman at Fortuneo-Vital Concept 06.01.2017 @ 19:14Barguil with two goals in 2017 06.01.2017 @ 19:06More details about French Vuelta start emerges 06.01.2017 @ 14:16Kristoff to start season at Etoile de Besseges 06.01.2017 @ 14:10Ion Izagirre announces schedule for first year at Bahrain 06.01.2017 @ 12:40JLT Condor optimistic for Herald Sun Tour 06.01.2017 @ 09:19Haas leads Dimension Data trio in fight for Australian... 06.01.2017 @ 09:15Sagan spearheads Bora-hansgrohe at Tour Down Under 06.01.2017 @ 09:12Henao and Thomas lead Sky Down Under 06.01.2017 @ 09:09Bauer crowned New Zealand TT champion 06.01.2017 @ 08:33Van der Poel ready to defend Dutch title 05.01.2017 @ 21:00Pantano ambitious for first Tour with Trek 05.01.2017 @ 20:41Landa with new approach to the Giro 05.01.2017 @ 20:36Sunweb Development Team sign Goos and Zepuntke 05.01.2017 @ 20:27Dumoulin confirms Giro participation 05.01.2017 @ 20:19Bauer targets victories in Quick-Step debut 05.01.2017 @ 20:16Gaviria and Boonen lead Quick-Step in San Juan 05.01.2017 @ 20:13Team Sunweb presented in Germany 05.01.2017 @ 20:09ASO take over major German WorldTour race 05.01.2017 @ 11:01Team Sunweb unveil new jersey 05.01.2017 @ 10:54Reactions from the Australian TT Championships 05.01.2017 @ 08:27Dennis defends Australian TT title 05.01.2017 @ 08:21Scotson takes back to back U23 TT titles in Australia 05.01.2017 @ 08:15Utrecht on track to host 2020 Vuelta 04.01.2017 @ 18:28Pre-season setback for Talansky 04.01.2017 @ 17:56Kristoff: It's not impossible for me to win in Rou... 04.01.2017 @ 17:49Boom close to first cyclo-cross win in LottoNL debut 04.01.2017 @ 17:40UAE Abu Dhabi make late signing of Arab rider 04.01.2017 @ 17:36UAE Abu Dhabi unveil new jersey 04.01.2017 @ 17:30BMC unveil race schedule 04.01.2017 @ 17:21Androni sign Costa Rican super talent 04.01.2017 @ 17:13Lampre leave the peloton 04.01.2017 @ 17:03Nibali to skip the classics 04.01.2017 @ 16:58Kolobnev announces retirement 04.01.2017 @ 15:08Young Dimension Data team targets third consecutive win... 04.01.2017 @ 14:01Vakoc leads Quick-Step at Tour Down Under 04.01.2017 @ 13:58Puncheur course for 2017 Arctic Race of Norway 04.01.2017 @ 13:55

Currently no news in this list

Darwin GONZALEZ
40 years | today
Unai ARRANZ ALONSO
27 years | today
Martin HALVARSSON
36 years | today
Alessandro MALAGUTI
33 years | today
Romain PILLON
31 years | today

© CyclingQuotes.com