BMC Racing Team Return to Tour de Yorkshire
BMC Racing Team will take six riders to the start line of the Tour de Yorkshire, beginning this Friday, 28 April.
Sports Director Jackson Stewart said the three-day race presents multiple opportunities for BMC Racing Team’s riders.
“We have plenty of experience in Brent Bookwalter, Amaël Moinard, Joey Rosskopf and Manuel Quinziato, and two of our young guys, Floris Gerts and Miles Scotson, round out the roster. Unfortunately, we had to make a late decision to take Samuel Sánchez out of the team as he is still recovering from his Vuelta al Pais Vasco crash and we don’t want to push him too much,” Stewart explained.
“With the busy racing schedule at this time of year and a few riders out with injury or illness, we have made the decision to take six riders to the Tour de Yorkshire start line. Although we are a couple of riders less than most teams, I believe we are still capable of getting a good result with the strong riders in our team, whether that be stage wins or going for the General Classification. The last day is, in my opinion, the hardest stage we have ever had at the Tour de Yorkshire so this will be the crucial day for riders vying for the overall win.”
Bookwalter is looking forward to making his Tour de Yorkshire debut.
“Somehow I’ve never had the chance to race in Great Britain so I’m really looking forward to lining up at Tour of Yorkshire. I’ve heard it’s an action packed race with some of the most passionate fans and a course that can produce unpredictable racing, so I’m excited to be part of it. I was able to build some strong momentum through the Tour of the Alps and will look forward to continuing that trend in Yorkshire where we will have a strong team balance of youth and experience,” Bookwalter said.
Tour de Yorkshire (28-30 April)
Brent Bookwalter (USA), Floris Gerts (NED), Amaël Moinard (FRA), Manuel Quinziato (ITA), Joey Rosskopf (USA), Miles Scotson (AUS).
Sports Director: Jackson Stewart (USA).