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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)

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Thor Hushovd retires: his career in pictures

Thor Hushovd completed his last race as a professional on Saturday. The Norwegian hung up his wheels after taking part in the Primus Classic Impanis-Van Petegem, won by his BMC…

BMC wins the Elite Men's TTT at the 2014 World Road Championships

BMC take team time trial world title

BMC out-gunned last year’s winners Omega Pharma-Quick Step and Orica-GreenEdge for the team time trial world title today in Ponferrada, Spain. The men in red and black clocked a time…

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Rohan Dennis move sparks rider transfer debate

Rohan Dennis will make his debut with BMC Racing at the Eneco Tour today after embarking on a rare mid-season transfer from Garmin-Sharp earlier this month. The International Cycling Union…