BMC Racing Team Sends 10 To World Championships
Ten riders from the BMC Racing Team will participate in the UCI world road and time trial championships this week in Richmond, Virginia.
Rohan Dennis (Australia), Silvan Dillier and Stefan Küng (both of Switzerland) and Taylor Phinney (United States) will represent their respective countries in Wednesday’s 53-kilometer time trial. All four were part of the BMC Racing Team’s gold medal-winning team time trial squad Sunday.
Phinney and Dillier will also compete in Sunday’s 16-lap, 261.4-km road race, along with Brent Bookwalter (United States), Jempy Drucker (Luxembourg), Philippe Gilbert (Belgium), Daniel Oss and Manuel Quinziato (both of Italy) and Greg Van Avermaet (Belgium). Gilbert won the 2012 world road race title while Oss and Quinziato joined Dennis, Dillier, Küng and Phinney on the BMC Racing Team’s victorious team time trial squad.
Additionally, BMC Racing Team stagiaire Tom Bohli (Switzerland) will compete in the Under 23 road race Saturday. Bohli rode for the BMC Development Team earlier this year.
“All of these riders will be fine representatives for their country,” BMC Racing Team President/General Manager Jim Ochowicz said. “We are proud to have so many riders going for more gold this week.”