BMC Racing Team Ready For Success In California

U.S. national champion George Hincapie and Norwegian sprinter Alexander Kristoff will hunt for stage wins while the BMC Racing Team will look to Hincapie and Swiss Steve Morabito for the overall at the Amgen Tour of California. Race Begins Sunday. BMC Racing Team Assistant Director Michael Sayers said the eight-day, 1,304-kilometer race suits Hincapie, a…

John Murphy Sixth at Nokere Koerse

At the Belgian semi-classic Nokere Koerse the BMC Racing Team posted two top-ten spots on Wednesday. John Murphy came in sixth, Swiss Danilo Wyss managed ninth. The BMC Racing Team displayed a solid team performance on the 192-km-long one-day race from Oudenaarde to Nokere in Belgium. The reigning American Criterium champion Murphy got himself sixth…

It’s go time for John Murphy

American John Murphy had been looking to make the jump to be able to race the tough one-day races in Europe. The call came last September when the 25-year old signed a two-year contract with the BMC Racing Team and here he is on one of the best Classics team with Alessandro Ballan, Marcus Burghardt,…

BMC Off To A Great Start

After years of an aggressive but linear progression, the BMC Racing team is making a huge leap with the addition of World Champion Cadel Evans, three-time US National Champion George Hincapie 2008 world champion Alessandro Ballan in its quest to race at the Tour de France in 2011, if not earlier. The riders made their…

BMC Racing Team Awarded UCI Wild Card For 2010

The BMC Racing Team learned Monday it has been granted Wild Card status for the 2010 season by the International Cycling Union (UCI). The decision by the UCI’s license committee earns the U.S.-registered professional continental team the right to be invited to races on both the UCI ProTour schedule and the Historic Monuments of Cycling…

Let’s get it on

Looking at the third edition of the Tour of Missouri, two questions come to my mind: How many stage wins for Cavendish? And will the overall winner be decided in a time trial or via a long break? In last year’s edition of the Tour of Missouri, Mark Cavendish (Columbia-HTC) won three stages, all after…

Rules, transfers and team news

Here we go, transfer season as started with news slowly trickling in of who is going where… or not.  As soon more information can be shared publicly, the 2010 Transfer-o-rama will be published. Why these rules? But before that, let’s take a look at the rules that impact team composition for UCI Continental Teams registered…

Wrapping up Utah with Jeff Louder

I started off the Tour of Utah coverage with a chat with 2008 overall winner Jeff Louder of the BMC Racing Team, and who better to close out this year’s race than the Utah-son. Louder made no bones about it, he wanted to win but it wasn’t to be as he finished third overall behind…

Zirbel scorches time trial at Utah

While the temperature did not climb into the 3 digits as predicted by many, it was still a scorcher at stage 3 of the Larry H Miller Tour of Utah where last year’s winner  Tom Zirbel of the BISSELL team,  clocked the fastest time of seventeen minutes even on the 14.5 km (9.2 mi) course…