BMC and Radioshack for Upcoming Races

and BMC have announced their teams for the upcoming races this weekend.


Volta ao Algarve (Portugal) – UCI 2.1 (February 14-17)

Director: José Azevedo

Tour Cycliste Internationale du Haut Var-Matin (France) – UCI 2.1 (February 16-17)


The will compete in two races Saturday: – a one-day race in Italy – and the opening stage of the two-day in France.

Difficult Finish Sunday At Haut Var
Assistant Director Fabio Baldato said the team’s roster for is built for distinctly different stages. “Saturday is more open and I hope that maybe we can look to for the sprint,” Baldato said. “Sunday is definitely more selective. is in good condition after the Santos Tour Down Under and the Tour Méditerranéan while Dominik Nerz and were going well at the .” Frank said he remembers the difficulty of the course well. “It is very hilly and there are some steep ramps on the finishing lap that make it very difficult,” he said. “Last year, it was very fast and nobody could really control the race. I had a good start in Argentina but I haven’t raced since, so this will be a good test of my form.”

Six-Man Squad For Laigueglia
At , Assistant Director Max Sciandri will look to Ivan Santaromita to lead a six-man squad. “It’s a hard course with a pretty hard circuit and Ivan has good condition right now,” Sciandri said. “For some of the guys, this will be a good benchmark race to see how well they are riding. It’s always good to know how you going at this time of the season.” Santaromita was the ’s best finisher (13th overall) last week at the Tour Méditerranéan.

Roster (Feb. 16-17):
(SUI), (NOR), (SUI), (FRA), (SUI), Dominik Nerz (GER), Daniel Oss (ITA), Manuel Quinziato (ITA).

Sport Directors:
Fabio Baldato (ITA), Yvon Ledanois (FRA).

Roger Palfreeman (GBR)

Bus Driver: Steve Christiaens (BEL). Mechanics: Antonio Biron (ITA), Ian Sherburne (USA). Soigneurs: Bernd Coutteau (BEL), Dirk Leenaert (BEL), Freddy Viaene (BEL).


Roster (Feb. 16):
Adam Blythe (GBR), Sebastian Lander (DEN), Klaas Lodewyck (BEL), Ivan Santaromita (ITA), Larry Warbasse (USA), Danilo Wyss (SUI).

Sport Director:
Max Sciandri (ITA)

Giovanni Ruffini (ITA)

Mechanics: Aaron Fairley (USA), Alessandro Gaia (ITA). Soigneurs: Anthony Lafourte (BEL), Luca Vaiente (ITA).


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