BMC Racing Team ready to face upcoming Italian one-day races
Oct 04 2018 11:38 pm CET

BMC Racing Team ready to face upcoming Italian one-day races
BMC Racing Team ready to face upcoming Italian one-day races
Photo BMC Racing Team © Mary Cárdenas / CyclingPub.com

BMC Racing Team will start at the three upcoming Italian races with a strong team. The team will have one set leader for the Giro dell'Emilia and Milano-Torino and play its chances at the Gran Piemonte.

Dylan Teuns will be leading the team at the two first races. "We will start with Giro dell'Emilia and that is a difficult race especially when we reach the finishing circuits which will see the riders go up the steep climb to San Luca six times," said Sports Director Valerio Piva.

"I think this is a final for Dylan and he will be our leader for this race. Then, it will be a similar situation for us at Milano-Torino with the uphill finish on the Superga climb also suiting Dylan's strengths. Damiano Caruso and Alessandro De Marchi have also shown recently that they are in top shape and I think they can be protected riders too at the first two races."

Gran Piemonte has a different kind of profile, so the riders will have a free role in it. "Gran Piemonte is a different race this year and it's a flat race so I am expecting it to be one for the sprinters," Piva explained.

"We don't have a pure sprinter in our selection so we will take this race as it comes and see if there is something that we can do. We have strong teams for these three races and I think the rest of the guys can look to take opportunities and try to move in the early breakaways."

Teuns is confident in his shape ahead of the Italian races. "I am looking forward to these three one-day races," he commented. "Last year, I had really good legs at Giro dell'Emilia but unfortunately, I had a mechanical in the final so, I am motivated about seeing what I can do there and at Milano-Torino. The finish of both of these races suits me and I am feeling good right now, my shape is still good at this late point in the season. We will have to wait and see what happens but hopefully, as a team, we can do three good races."

Complete roster of BMC Racing Team for the Giro dell'Emilia, Milano-Torino and Gran Piemonte (6th, 10th and 11th of October):

Alberto Bettiol
Damiano Caruso
Alessandro De Marchi
Alexander Evans
Kilian Frankiny (To be replaced by Freddy Ovett at Milano-Torino and Gran Piemonte)
Joey Rosskopf
Dylan Teuns




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