BMC Racing

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We all laughed when enormous-budgeted BMC started returned possibly the lowest results-to-expenditure ratio in the history of the sport in 2013. For a long time, BMC have been the kind of team you might like if you were a fan of Coldplay, or tucked your checked shirt into your chinos. They were easy to be a fan of because of the big name riders. However, they look more like a coherent team these days, and their gung-ho attacking was a highlight of the Classics season.

In the likely absence of 2011 champion Cadel Evans, Tejay van Garderen will be BMC’s sole leader at the Tour de France. Let’s hope it goes more like 2012, when he was fifth and looked like a future Tour winner, and less like 2013, when he wasn’t, and didn’t.

Tour de France history
Participations: 4
Stage wins: 3
Best overall: Cadel Evans, winner in 2011
Top 10s: 5
Jersey wins: One yellow, one white

Tour team: Tejay van Garderen (USA), Darwin Atapuma (Col), Marcus Burghardt (Ger), Amael Moinard (Fra), Daniel Oss (Ita), Michael Schar (Sui), Peter Stetina (USA), Greg Van Avermaet (Bel), Peter Velits (Svk)

Thor Hushovd crashes out of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2014

Winless Thor Hushovd anxious to find his thunder

Highly decorated Norwegian national champion Thor Hushovd will play a support role in his 13th Tour of Flanders appearance tomorrow as he tries to rediscover his thunder. Hushovd is aiming…