BMC Racing Team Returns to Arctic Race of Norway
BMC Racing Team returns to the fourth edition of the Arctic Race of Norway this week with a six-rider team eyeing stage wins.
Sports Director Klaas Lodewyck said the team has multiple options for stage wins and the General Classification.
“With the squad we have we will focus on stage wins because we have a really strong team, especially with some puncheurs like Philippe Gilbert. Looking at the parcours it is essential to not lose time on the first stage, and then there are two days where we have a good shot of going for the win. When you start winning stages, you’re up there in the General Classification too,” Lodewyck said.
Philippe Gilbert is set to make his debut at the Arctic Race of Norway following his participation at Rio 2016.
“It is my first experience at the Arctic Race of Norway but my brother raced there and told me it was super nice. My friend and former teammate Thor Hushovd is in the organization so I am very happy to discover the race and hope to make a nice result, but first I will see how I recover from the trip to Rio,” Gilbert admitted.
Arctic Race of Norway (11-14 August)
Rider roster: Marcus Burghardt (GER), Philippe Gilbert (BEL), Amaël Moinard (FRA), Daniel Oss (ITA), Michael Schär (SUI), Loïc Vliegen (BEL).
Sports Director: Klaas Lodewyck (BEL).