BMC Racing Team

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BMC Racing Team
Team information
UCI code BMC
Registered United States
Founded 2007 (2007)
Discipline Road
Status UCI WorldTeam
Bicycles BMC
Components Shimano
Website Team home page
Key personnel
General manager Jim Ochowicz
Team manager(s) Allan Peiper
Team name history
2007– BMC Racing Team
Current season

BMC Racing Team (UCI team code: BMC) is a UCI ProTeam title sponsored by BMC, a Swiss-based bicycle frame manufacturer. The team is co-owned by American cyclist Jim Ochowicz, who founded the 7-Eleven Cycling Team, and is the team manager.


The team signed a number of major international riders for the 2010 season, including 2009 World Champion, two-time Tour de France runner-up and 2011 winner Cadel Evans, 2009 U.S. Road Race Champion George Hincapie, 2008 World Champion Alessandro Ballan and Spring Classics specialists Karsten Kroon and Marcus Burghardt.

In 2010 the team participated in their first Grand Tours, having been invited to compete in the 2010 Tour de France and the 2010 Giro d'Italia. In 2011, the team attained UCI ProTeam status, the most prestigious classification available, and BMC rider Cadel Evans won the 2011 Tour de France. For 2012 the team signed Thor Hushovd and Philippe Gilbert, the 2010 and 2012 world-champions respectively.

In 2012, Evans was unable to defend his title at the Tour de France, finishing in seventh overall, two places behind teammate Tejay van Garderen.

Cadel Evans placed third overall at the 2013 Giro d'Italia.

At the 2013 Tour de France, Cadel Evans finished 39th, Tejay van Garderen 45th, with Steve Morabito the highest placed overall at 35th. Shortly after the end of the Tour, it was announced that John Lelangue, who had been directeur sportif since the team was founded in 2007, was leaving the team "for personal reasons".[1] In September 2013 Jim Ochowicz announced the appointment of Valerio Piva as Lelangue's replacement.[2]

In August 2014 the team announced they had signed Alessandro De Marchi, Damiano Caruso and Jempy Drucker for the 2015 season[3] The team also announced they had signed Rohan Dennis - his transfer however was effective immediately.[4]

In August 2015, the team signed Richie Porte.[5][6]


In April 2010, Thomas Frei tested positive for erythropoietin (EPO), Frei was immediately withdrawn from racing by the team.[7] Frei was later sacked by the team.[8]

In August 2017, the UCI confirmed that Samuel Sanchez had returned a positive out of competition drug test for GHRP-2 (Pralmorelin).[9] He was immediately suspended by the team pending analysis of his B-sample.[10]

Team roster

As of January 2, 2018.[11]
Rider Date of birth
 Alberto Bettiol (ITA) (1993-10-29) October 29, 1993 (age 27)
 Patrick Bevin (NZL) (1991-02-15) February 15, 1991 (age 30)
 Tom Bohli (SUI) (1994-01-17) January 17, 1994 (age 27)
 Brent Bookwalter (USA) (1984-02-16) February 16, 1984 (age 37)
 Damiano Caruso (ITA) (1987-10-12) October 12, 1987 (age 33)
 Alessandro De Marchi (ITA) (1986-05-19) May 19, 1986 (age 35)
 Rohan Dennis (AUS) (1990-05-28) May 28, 1990 (age 31)
 Jempy Drucker (LUX) (1986-09-03) September 3, 1986 (age 35)
 Kilian Frankiny (SUI) (1994-01-26) January 26, 1994 (age 27)
 Simon Gerrans (AUS) (1980-05-16) May 16, 1980 (age 41)
 Stefan Küng (SUI) (1993-11-16) November 16, 1993 (age 27)
 Richie Porte (AUS) (1985-01-30) January 30, 1985 (age 36)
Rider Date of birth
 Nicolas Roche (IRL) (1984-07-03) July 3, 1984 (age 37)
 Jürgen Roelandts (BEL) (1985-07-02) July 2, 1985 (age 36)
 Joey Rosskopf (USA) (1989-09-05) September 5, 1989 (age 32)
 Michael Schär (SUI) (1986-09-29) September 29, 1986 (age 34)
 Miles Scotson (AUS) (1994-01-18) January 18, 1994 (age 27)
 Dylan Teuns (BEL) (1992-03-01) March 1, 1992 (age 29)
 Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) (1985-05-17) May 17, 1985 (age 36)
 Tejay van Garderen (USA) (1988-08-12) August 12, 1988 (age 33)
 Nathan Van Hooydonck (BEL) (1995-10-12) October 12, 1995 (age 25)
 Francisco Ventoso (ESP) (1982-05-06) May 6, 1982 (age 39)
 Loïc Vliegen (BEL) (1993-12-20) December 20, 1993 (age 27)
 Danilo Wyss (SUI) (1985-08-26) August 26, 1985 (age 36)

Major wins

National and world champions

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MaillotSuiza.PNG Switzerland Time Trial, Martin Kohler
MaillotSuiza.PNG Switzerland Road Race, Martin Kohler
Jersey rainbow.svg World Road Race, Philippe Gilbert
MaillotItalia.svg Italian Road Race, Ivan Santaromita
MaillotItalia.svg Italian Time Trial, Marco Pinotti
MaillotSuiza.PNG Switzerland Road Race, Michael Schär
MaillotNoruega.PNG Norway Road Race, Thor Hushovd
MaillotUSA.PNG USA Time Trial, Taylor Phinney
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Slovakia Time Trial, Peter Velits
Jersey rainbow.svg World Track (Individual pursuit), Stefan Küng
MaillotSuiza.PNG Switzerland Time Trial, Silvan Dillier
MaillotSuiza.PNG Switzerland Road Race, Danilo Wyss
MaillotSuiza.PNG Switzerland Track (Individual pursuit), Stefan Küng
MaillotSuiza.PNG Switzerland Track (Points race), Stefan Küng
MaillotAustralia.PNG Australian Time Trial, Rohan Dennis
MaillotUSA.PNG USA Time Trial, Taylor Phinney
MaillotItalia.svg Italian Time Trial, Manuel Quinziato
MaillotBélgica.PNG Belgium Road Race Championships, Philippe Gilbert
MaillotAustralia.PNG Australian Time Trial, Rohan Dennis
MaillotAustralia.PNG Australian Road Race, Miles Scotson
MaillotLuxemburgo.PNG Luxembourg Time Trial, Jempy Drucker
MaillotSuiza.PNG Switzerland Time Trial, Stefan Küng
MaillotUSA.PNG USA Time Trial, Joey Rosskopf
MaillotSuiza.PNG Switzerland Road Race, Silvan Dillier
MaillotAustralia.PNG Australian Time Trial, Rohan Dennis


In 2013, besides BMC, notable sponsors include 3T Cycling, Shimano, and Continental AG.[12]


  1. "Directeur sportif John Lelangue leaves BMC Racing". 22 July 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "BMC Racing Team Hires Piva As Sports Director". BMC Racing Team. September 2, 2013. Retrieved February 20, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Professional cycling 2014-2015 Transfer Index - Cycling Weekly". 7 August 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Rohan Dennis switches from Garmin to BMC mid-season - Cycling Weekly". 4 August 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Richie Porte confirms he will leave Team Sky at end of cycling season". 13 July 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Porte confirmed with BMC for 2016 -".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Frei explains the motivation behind his doping -".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "Frei confesses to EPO usage and is released by BMC -".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. "Samuel Sanchez tests positive in out-of-competition control -".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. "Samuel Sanchez: Test result was a total surprise -".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  11. "BMC reduce rider roster to 24 for 2018 season". Immediate Media Company. October 25, 2017. Retrieved January 2, 2018.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  12. "Partners". BMC. Archived from the original on 2013-07-29. Retrieved 2013-07-16. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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