BMC Racing Team

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


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 team mate 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]

Team roster

   RiderDate of birth Previous team 
Darwin AtapumaJanuary 15, 1988Colombia (2013)
Tom BohliJanuary 17, 1994BMC Development (2015)
Brent BookwalterFebruary 16, 1984Priority Health (2006)
Marcus BurghardtJune 30, 1983Columbia-HTC (2009)
Damiano CarusoOctober 12, 1987Cannondale (2014)
Alessandro De MarchiMay 19, 1986Cannondale (2014)
Rohan DennisMay 28, 1990Garmin-Sharp (2014)
Silvan DillierAugust 03, 1990BMC Development (2013)
Jempy DruckerSeptember 03, 1986Wanty-Groupe Gobert (2014)
Floris GertsMay 03, 1992BMC Development (2015)
Philippe GilbertJuly 05, 1982Omega Pharma-Lotto (2011)
Ben HermansJune 08, 1986RadioShack-Leopard (2013)
Stefan KüngNovember 16, 1993BMC Development (2014)
Amaël MoinardFebruary 02, 1982Cofidis (2010)
Daniel OssJanuary 13, 1987Liquigas-Cannondale (2012)
Taylor PhinneyJune 27, 1990Trek Livestrong U23 (2010)
Richie PorteJanuary 30, 1985Sky (2015)
Manuel QuinziatoOctober 30, 1979Liquigas-Doimo (2010)
Joey RosskopfSeptember 05, 1989Hincapie Sportswear Development (2014)
Samuel SánchezFebruary 05, 1978Euskaltel Euskadi (2013)
Michael SchärSeptember 29, 1986Astana (2009)
Manuel SenniMarch 11, 1992Colpack (2014)
Dylan TeunsMarch 01, 1992BMC Development (2014)
Greg Van AvermaetMay 17, 1985Omega Pharma-Lotto (2010)
Tejay van GarderenAugust 12, 1988HTC-Highroad (2011)
Peter VelitsFebruary 21, 1985Omega Pharma-Quick Step (2013)
Loïc VliegenDecember 20, 1993BMC Development (2015)
Danilo WyssAugust 26, 1985Atlas-Romer's Hausbäckerei (2007)
Rick ZabelDecember 07, 1993Rabobank Development (2013)
Taylor Eisenhart (Aug 01–Dec 31, trainee)June 14, 1994
Fabian Lienhard (Aug 01–Dec 31, trainee)September 03, 1993

Major results

National and world champions

Norway Road Race Alexander Kristoff
Switzerland Time Trial Martin Kohler
Switzerland Road Race Martin Kohler
World Road Race Philippe Gilbert
Italian Road Race Ivan Santaromita
Italian Time Trial Marco Pinotti
Switzerland Road Race Michael Schär
Norway Road Race Thor Hushovd
USA Time Trial Taylor Phinney
Slovakia Time Trial Peter Velits
World Track (Individual pursuit) Stefan Küng
Switzerland Time Trial Silvan Dillier
Switzerland Road Race Danilo Wyss
Switzerland Track (Individual pursuit) Stefan Küng
Switzerland Track (Points race) Stefan Küng
Australian Time Trial Rohan Dennis
USA Time Trial Taylor Phinney
Italian Time Trial Manuel Quinziato
Belgium Road Race Championships, Philippe Gilbert


In 2013, besides BMC, notable sponsors include 3T Cycling, Shimano, and Continental AG.[7]


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