Dylan Teuns aims for top-ten result in Liege-Bastogne-Liege
Apr 20 2018 07:31 pm CET

Dylan Teuns aims for top-ten result in Liege-Bastogne-Liege
Dylan Teuns aims for top-ten result in Liege-Bastogne-Liege
Photo BMC Racing Team © Mary Cárdenas / CyclingPub.com

BMC Racing Team starts in Liege-Bastogne-Liege with the leadership of Dylan Teuns, who will want to achieve his first top-ten result at the race.

The team that will support Teuns will be the same that appeared at the Fleche Wallonne, with the exception of Joey Rosskopf, who will be replacing Kilian Frankiny. "There are two new climbs in this year's Liège-Bastogne-Liège but like La Flèche Wallonne, the finale is the same so I don't think the change in parcours will make a big difference on the result," said Sports Directo Valerio Piva.

"The selection will be made from La Roche aux Faucons to the final climb of Saint Nicolas and the best riders will be in front there. Dylan Teuns is ready, he is strong, and he is motivated. I am sure that Damiano Caruso and Alessandro De Marchi will also be up there in support, and we have a former winner in Simon Gerrans so he will play an important role in supporting Dylan."

The team will aim to do a race in honour of BMC's owner Andy Rihs, who died earlier in the week. "We don't have the top favourite but we have a team that is ready and can do a good result," Piva commented. "I know that every one of our riders is motivated to do a good race in honour of Andy Rihs and no matter what the result is, I hope we can arrive at the finish line knowing we gave it everything we have."

Teuns also finds an extra motivation in the disappointing result he got at the Fleche Wallonne. "I didn't have the legs at La Flèche Wallonne but I can still be confident in my form as I was right up there until the last few hundred meters," the rider explained. "My best result at Liège-Bastogne-Liège was 17th in 2016 and last year I did some good work for Greg Van Avermaet.

"Like La Flèche Wallonne, Liège-Bastogne-Liège is also a race that suits me well. I've prepared as much as possible for this week so I will try to get the maximum out of the last race this Sunday, especially as I would like to do a good race for Andy Rihs."

BMC Racing Team's line-up for Liege-Bastogne-Liege (22nd of April):

Alberto Bettiol
Damiano Caruso
Alessandro De Marchi
Simon Gerrans
Joey Rosskopf
Dylan Teuns
Loïc Vliegen



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