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Trentino A Dress Rehearsal For The Giro

The Giro del Trentino will be a final opportunity to sharpen form and make final preparations for the Giro d’Italia, BMC Racing Team Sport Director Fabio Baldato said.

Team Time Trial To Start
Five riders who are expected to make up the BMC Racing Team’s roster for the first grand tour of the year will be on the start line Tuesday: Brent Bookwalter, Yannick Eijssen, Cadel Evans, Steve Morabito and Daniel Oss. “With this being the last race for Cadel before the Giro, it is a good opportunity for the guys to work together,” Baldato said. “Plus, the first stage is a team time trial, just like in the Giro. So it will be a good test for us.” In addition to the team time trial, the four-day race features three mountain-top finishes. Evans – third place at the Giro last year – is coming off a seventh-place finish at Vuelta al Pais Vasco where he also helped the BMC Racing Team win the team classification. “Overall, the week of racing was a really good week of race preparation,” Evans said afterwards. “I still have a bit of work to do and some room for improvement. I need to be better if I want to be competitive at the Giro.”

Download the BMC Racing Team’s roster card (PDF with bios, statistics, etc.):

BMC Racing Team Giro del Trentino Roster (April 22-25):
Brent Bookwalter (USA), Yannick Eijssen (BEL), Cadel Evans (AUS), Martin Kohler (SUI), Sebastian Lander (DEN), Steve Morabito (SUI), Daniel Oss (ITA), Rick Zabel (GER).

Sport Directors:
Fabio Baldato (ITA)
Jackson Stewart (USA)

Chief Medical Officer:
Dr. Max Testa (ITA)

Chief Communications Officer:
Georges Lüchinger (LIE)

Bus Driver: Mathieu Rompion (FRA). Mechanics: Antonio Biron (ITA), Alessandro Gaia (ITA), Georg Van Oudenhove (BEL). Soigneurs: Kenneth Ellefsen (DEN), Stefano Rubino (ITA), Luca Vaiente (ITA), Freddy Viaene (BEL).

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