BMC and Radioshack for Upcoming Races

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


(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 Team will compete in two races Saturday: – a one-day race in Italy – and the opening stage of the two-day Tour du Haut Var in France.

Difficult Finish Sunday At Haut Var
Team Assistant Director Fabio Baldato said the team’s roster for Tour du Haut Var is built for distinctly different stages. “Saturday is more open and I hope that maybe we can look to Thor Hushovd for the sprint,” Baldato said. “Sunday is definitely more selective. is in good condition after the Santos and the Tour Méditerranéan while Dominik Nerz and Mathias Frank 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 , Team 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 Team’s best finisher (13th overall) last week at the Tour Méditerranéan.

Team Tour du Haut Var Roster (Feb. 16-17):
Mathias Frank (SUI), Thor Hushovd (NOR), (SUI), (FRA), (SUI), Dominik Nerz (GER), (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).


Team Roster (Feb. 16):
Adam Blythe (GBR), Sebastian Lander (DEN), (BEL), Ivan Santaromita (ITA), Larry Warbasse (USA), (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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