Jempy Drucker and Jürgen Roelandts to lead BMC Racing Team at Prudential RideLondon Classic
Jul 25 2018 02:14 am CET

Jempy Drucker and Jürgen Roelandts to lead BMC Racing Team at Prudential RideLondon Classic
Jempy Drucker and Jürgen Roelandts to lead BMC Racing Team at Prudential RideLondon Classic
Photo BMC Racing Team © Mary Cárdenas / CyclingPub.com

BMC Racing Team will be taking a strong team to the Prudential RideLondon Classic. The team's goal will be to repeat the victory of the 2015 edition of the race.

Jempy Drucker, winner of the 2015 Prudential RideLondon Classic, and Jürgen Roelandts will the main men of the team for the race. "The Prudential RideLondon Classic is a good race for us," said Sports Director Maximilian Sciandri. "It is a race that we have already won with Jempy and we are once again lining up with a good team.

"It's a good race to look for opportunities and breakaways as well as a bunch sprint and in that situation, we have both Jempy and Jürgen. This will also be a comeback race for a few of the guys and sometimes it is a hard race to interpret but we have a good team so we will try to do well."

For the two riders, this will be their return to racing after a couple of months. "First of all, it is nice to finally race again after a two-month break which felt super long," commented Drucker. "Over the last few weeks, I have done some good training and I am feeling good but, racing and training are two different pairs of shoes. So, we will have to see how my body reacts but, I am super motivated for both races as I have good memories from them in the past."

"For me, it has been a long period without racing so I am looking forward to being back at the start line," added Roelandts. "I have never raced Grand Prix Cerami so that will be a new one for me. I have done a good block of training so that race will be about seeing how the legs feel. Then, the Prudential RideLondon Classic is a race I really like.

"I have done it twice before and while I don't expect my hard work to pay off right away, I hope I can do a nice final there and go into the next part of the season with a good feeling."

BMC Racing Team's complete line-up for the Prudential RideLondon Classic (29th of July):

Alberto Bettiol
Alessandro De Marchi
Rohan Dennis
Jempy Drucker
Jürgen Roelandts
Miles Scotson
Nathan Van Hooydonck




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