BMC Racing Team Announces Tour de Suisse Roster

, winner of the , headlines the BMC Racing Team’s roster for the , June 8-16.

Experience Around Van Garderen
The nine-day race begins and ends with time trials and includes several significant mountain stages, which should suit van Garderen well, BMC Racing Team Directeur Sportif said. “We have confidence in Tejay coming out of California in good shape and we have four riders who helped him there who will be in Switzerland: , Mathias Frank, Amaël Moinard and ,” Lelangue said. “We know the whole race is pretty difficult and surely the last time trial, which finishes with a climb.” Van Garderen, who has a runner-up result at the to go along with third overall and best young rider honors at Critérium International and fourth at , said he hopes to hold the form he enjoyed in winning his first stage race as a professional. “It will be a good final preparation for the Tour de France,” van Garderen said. “Coming off the good legs I had in California, it’s another good chance for a result.” Lelangue also said Swiss national road champion will be part of the roster, and not start Sunday in the Critérium du Dauphiné, as previously announced. Marco Pinotti will replace Kohler for the race in France, Lelangue said.

BMC Racing Team Roster (June 8-16):
(GER), Mathias Frank (SUI), (BEL), (SUI), Amaël Moinard (FRA), (SUI), (BEL), (USA).

Directeur Sportif:
(BEL)

Assistant Director:
Fabio Baldato (ITA)

Doctor:
Roger Palfreeman (GBR)

Performance Team:
Bobby Julich (USA)
Allan Peiper (AUS)

Press Officer:
Sean Weide (USA)

Staff:
Bus Driver: Steven Christiaens (BEL). Chef: Walter Grözinger (GER). Mechanics: Alessandro Gaia (ITA), Kevin Grove (USA), Ian Sherburne (USA). Soigneurs: Chris De Vos (BEL), Dirk Leenaert (BEL), Stefano Rubino (ITA), Luca Vaiente (ITA).

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