Diverse goals for BMC Racing Team at Giro d'Italia
Apr 30 2018 02:02 pm CET

Diverse goals for BMC Racing Team at Giro d'Italia
Diverse goals for BMC Racing Team at Giro d'Italia
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BMC Racing Team will face the Giro d'Italia with a versatile roster that will have different kinds of goals for the grand tour.

The American team will have two main men with GC ambitions: Rohan Dennis and Nicolas Roche. "Our first goal comes on day one with the time trial," said Sports Director Maximilian Sciandri. "It's a technical course, lots of turns, and a good time trial profile for Rohan Dennis. We want to start the Giro d'Italia with a good result there and then move on to our other objectives. In terms of the General Classification, Rohan is motivated to see how far he can go and we plan to take things week by week.

"There are quite a few uphill finishes in the first ten days so we will know more by then and of course, the time trial from Trento is also a good one for him. Nicolas Roche also has General Classification ambitions and is looking to see where he can end up. After the Mount Etna stage in the first week, we will see how Nicolas is going."

Other riders will also be competing to take stage victories. "Stage wins will be a big focus for us and we have riders suited to many different stages," Sciandri explained. "In Jürgen Roelandts and Jempy Drucker, we have two fast sprinters who can do well in a reduced bunch sprint or from a breakaway.

"Alessandro De Marchi is a proven breakaway specialist and he is coming out of the Ardennes Classics in good shape, while Francisco Ventoso brings a wealth of experience and will be our road captain throughout the race."

Complete roster of BMC Racing Team for the 101st Giro d'Italia (4th to 27th of May):

Rohan Dennis
Alessandro De Marchi
Jempy Drucker
Kilian Frankiny
Nicolas Roche
Jurgen Roelandts
Francisco Ventoso
Loic Vliegen
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