BMC Racing Team Announces Tour de Suisse Roster

, winner of the Amgen Tour of California, headlines the ’s roster for the Tour de Suisse, 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, Directeur Sportif John Lelangue 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: , , 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 Tour de San Luis 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 Tour de Suisse roster, and not start Sunday in the Critérium du Dauphiné, as previously announced. will replace Kohler for the race in France, Lelangue said.

Tour de Suisse Roster (June 8-16):
(GER), (SUI), (BEL), (SUI), Amaël Moinard (FRA), (SUI), (BEL), (USA).

Directeur Sportif:
John Lelangue (BEL)

Assistant Director:
Fabio Baldato (ITA)

Roger Palfreeman (GBR)

Performance Team:
Bobby Julich (USA)

Press Officer:
Sean Weide (USA)

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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