Rohan Dennis to command BMC Racing Team at Abu Dhabi Tour
Feb 17 2018 04:15 am CET

Rohan Dennis to command BMC Racing Team at Abu Dhabi Tour
Rohan Dennis to command BMC Racing Team at Abu Dhabi Tour
Photo of Rohan Dennis © Mary Cárdenas /

Australian time trial champion Rohan Dennis will be leading BMC Racing Team at the Abu Dhabi Tour.

The rider will fight for the General Classification in the race that will take place from the 21st to the 25th of February by playing with some of his strong points. "Abu Dhabi Tour will be more decisive this year with the addition of the individual time trial," said Sports Director Maximilian Sciandri. "With this in mind and our strength across the team in this discipline, we will go to the race with Rohan Dennis as our leader for the General Classification.

"He is coming out of some strong performances during the Australian season, and we believe he will be able to carry that momentum into a successful ride at this race."

Dennis will be backed up by a firm line-up. "We have a strong roster as we look towards the start of the race, with riders like Miles Scotson, Joey Rosskopf, and Patrick Bevin," commented Sciandri.

"Plus we have seen some good signs from Brent Bookwalter already this season as well as Damiano Caruso and Kilian Frankiny, who I think will play a crucial support role and can be up there to help guide Dennis on the summit finish. So, overall I think we can go to Abu Dhabi with strong expectations."

For the rider, this will be a perfect opportunity to assess his shape in the build-up to the Giro d'Italia. "My main goals for the Abu Dhabi Tour are to win the time trial but also to test myself on the mountain-top finish," Dennis explained.

"This race will be a good opportunity to see where I am compared to other GC guys at this stage of the year and what I need to work on looking ahead to the Giro d'Italia in a couple of months."

BMC Racing Team's roster for the Abu Dhabi Tour:

Patrick Bevin
Brent Bookwalter
Damiano Caruso
Rohan Dennis
Kilian Frankiny
Joey Rosskopf
Miles Scotson



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