After a pair of races Sunday were canceled by snow, the BMC Racing Team gets back in action Thursday in Italy at GP Citta di Camaiore.
Six Times Up Monte Pitoro
BMC Racing Team Assistant Director Max Sciandri said the 183-kilometer course favors riders like Steve Cummings and Yannick Eijssen, both of whom lasted raced at the Tours of Qatar and Oman. Eijssen was 10th on the Oman stage that finished atop Green Mountain on the way to 13th overall. “It’s a little bit of a local race for Steve, being that he lives 40 kilometers from there,” Sciandri said. “It will also be nice to see Yannick in a one-day race.” The final 129 kilometers take place on a circuit that features six ascents of Monte Pitoro, a 1.9 km climb averaging seven percent. Danish national champion Sebastian Lander, who made his BMC Racing Team debut at another Italian race, Trofeo Laigueglia, is hoping for good weather. “At the moment, the weather in Europe has been pretty bad, so hopefully we can race in the sunshine,” he said. “We bring a strong team to the race so I’ll be working hard to help our leaders get a good result.”
BMC Racing Team GP Citta di Camaiore Roster (Feb. 28):
Stephen Cummings (GBR), Yannick Eijssen (BEL), Martin Kohler (SUI), Sebastian Lander (DEN), Klaas Lodewyck (BEL), Taylor Phinney (USA), Larry Warbasse (USA).
Max Sciandri (ITA)
Dario Spinelli (ITA)
Bus Driver: Steven Christiaens (BEL). Mechanics: Aaron Fairley (USA), Alessandro Gaia (ITA), Kevin Grove (USA), Ronald Ruymen (BEL). Soigneurs: Anthony Lafourte (BEL), Marc Paeme (BEL), Luca Vaiente (ITA).