Burghardt Back For Tour de l’Eurométropole
The BMC Racing Team’s six-man roster for Tour de l’Eurométropole will include Marcus Burghardt, who returns to action after a crash forced his withdrawal from the Vuelta a España.
Burghardt badly bruised his left knee and suffered a cut on his chin in the high-speed crash one day after helping the BMC Racing Team win the Stage 1 team time trial.
“It took a long time before I was without pain in my knee and I was also sick with a fever and off the bike for another 10 days,” he said. “But I have recovered well from the injury. It is good to have another stage race at the end of the season. I had a long break – more than three weeks without racing – so I have to get back into the racing again.”
Joining Burghardt in the five-day race that begins Wednesday in Belgium is Tour of Austria stage winner Rick Zabel, past Swiss national road champion Michael Schär and stagiaires Tom Bohli, Kilian Frankiny and Floris Gerts. As announced earlier this month, Gerts will join the BMC Racing Team full time in 2016.
Tom Bohli (SUI), Marcus Burghardt (GER), Kilian Frankiny (SUI), Floris Gerts (NED), Michael Schär (SUI), Rick Zabel (GER).
Valerio Piva (ITA).