BMC Racing Team is set to target stage wins this week when a motivated lineup returns to the start line at the Arctic Race of Norway on Thursday (10 August).
Sports Director Klaas Lodewyck said that BMC Racing Team will be taking the race day-by-day.
“While we are only starting with five riders, I think we can be competitive over the course of the four-day stage race. There are two days which look set to be contested in a bunch sprint and I think our stagiaire, Bram Welten can give it a good go on these stages but every rider will be able to take the opportunity to go for stage wins. We will be taking every day as it comes.”
“You never know what to expect at this race, even the weather can be unpredictable, so we will look to race hard. We know that Dylan Teuns is in great shape and I am sure he will be motivated to continue his recent run of success. Plus Amaël Moinard and Danilo Wyss are coming out of the Tour de France so, I think they will be riding at a good level,” Lodewyck said.
Dylan Teuns will be returning to the start line at the Arctic Race of Norway after back to back stage race victories at the VOO Tour de Wallonie and Tour of Poland.
“I have just enjoyed the best two weeks of my cycling career so far and I’m coming into this race feeling in great shape and motivated to do well again. It will be a totally different style of racing in Norway I think but as a team, we can go in with a lot of confidence,” Teuns explained.
After a top ten finish on the General Classification in 2016, Amaël Moinard is looking forward to heading back to the start line in Norway.
“I’m always motivated to race at the Arctic Race of Norway. The route usually suits me well, so I am pretty confident to be there either for a good GC result or a stage win depending on how the race develops and how I have recovered from the Tour de France and Clasica Ciclista San Sebastian. With the tough parcours on few of the stages and with the team we have, including Dylan Teuns, it should be an interesting race for us,” Moinard added.
Arctic Race of Norway (10 – 13 August)
Floris Gerts (NED), Amaël Moinard (FRA), Dylan Teuns (BEL), Bram Welten (NED), Danilo Wyss (SUI).
Sports Director: Klaas Lodewyck (BEL).