Brent Bookwalter has extended his contract with BMC Racing Team and is set to line up for his tenth season with the team in 2017.
Bookwalter joins Danilo Wyss as the longest-serving rider with BMC Racing Team, General Manager Jim Ochowicz said.
“Brent has been part of the BMC Racing Team family for a long time and we have seen his career go from strength to strength during this time. Particularly in the last few years, Brent has enjoyed some fantastic results, and given the long-standing partnership between Brent and BMC Racing Team we didn’t hesitate to extend his contract,” Ochowicz said.
Bookwalter said it has been special to see his career grow at the same time as BMC Racing Team.
“Over the past nine years I have felt that a really good relationship between BMC Racing Team and myself has developed. We have both come a long way since then. Back in 2008 the team was in a totally different place than it is now and I was a much younger, less experienced, different rider too. So it’s been rewarding to have that continuity, to really grow and develop together,” Bookwalter explained.
“We’ve been fortunate enough to experience a lot of success and good memories along the way. At this point in my career, BMC Racing Team feels like a family and it feels like home. I couldn’t imagine walking out to ride in the morning and not putting my leg over a BMC bike.”