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Inner Voice - BRENT BOOKWALTER More Than Meets The Eye

Inner Voice - BRENT BOOKWALTER More Than Meets The Eye

The inner voice is a battle. At its best that voice is driven, confident, empowered and audacious, it drives me towards my goals and down a committed path. At its worst it causes me to question if I’m good enough, or whether what I’m doing is actually worth it. That voice can go entirely against things that I am absolutely sure I am capable of, and even who I am as an athlete or a person. It asks me why I am doing this. I’ve learned that while things don’t always make sense, I need to remain committed and see it through. Sometimes it means continuing on with blind faith. 

The Cycling Podcast - Kilometre 0: End of a team

The Cycling Podcast - Kilometre 0: End of a team

This Vuelta is the last Grand Tour in which we will see the distinctive red and black of the BMC Racing Team. Over 11 years the American team, backed by Swiss billionaire Andy Rihs, helped change the sport, paying big salaries, winning the Tour de France with Cadel Evans, and becoming masters of the art of team time trialling. Rihs died this year and BMC will be taken over by CCC — but it will be a very different team.

MLIVE: Cycling great Brent Bookwalter joins first new team in 11 years

MLIVE: Cycling great Brent Bookwalter joins first new team in 11 years

Brent Bookwalter is joining a new team, usually not that big of a deal in cycling, but it is considering the Rockford native's past. The former Olympian and four-time Tour de France rider has left BMC Racing Team after 11 years and will join Mitchelton-SCOTT.

CYCLING NEWS: Bookwalter signs for Mitchelton-Scott

CYCLING NEWS: Bookwalter signs for Mitchelton-Scott

After spending his entire career with the BMC Racing TeamBrent Bookwalter is set to move to Mitchelton-Scott next season. The 34-year-old is the first American to sign for the men's team since their inception in 2012.

CONTENDER BIKES: WORDS WITH FRIENDS: BRENT BOOKWALTER ON CYCLISTS’ RIGHTS AND THE TOUR OF UTAH

CONTENDER BIKES: WORDS WITH FRIENDS: BRENT BOOKWALTER ON CYCLISTS’ RIGHTS AND THE TOUR OF UTAH

Brent Bookwalter is best known as a stalwart athlete for the UCI WorldTour team BMC Racing, as he has stayed with BMC since his start in pro cycling in 2008. Few athletes have had the organizational continuity that Bookwalter has enjoyed during his pro career. However, that doesn’t mean that he’s stayed complacent during his time; anything but. His experience in the 2016 Rio Olympics, Tour de France, and a myriad of World Championships prove his mettle as an athlete at the highest level.

THE INDEPENDENT: Tour of Utah set for Prologue Stage in St. George

THE INDEPENDENT: Tour of Utah set for Prologue Stage in St. George

“I always enjoy and appreciate when the Tour of Utah has a prologue or a non-uphill time trial,” said American Brent Bookwalter of BMC Racing Team, who tallied a stage win in 2017 and a Utah Sports Commission Sprint classification jersey in 2015. “By adding in a prologue, it balances out the race a bit and forces the climbers to be in their best form in the race against the clock.”

CYCLING NEWS: Bookwalter: We don't know what next year is going to hold

CYCLING NEWS: Bookwalter: We don't know what next year is going to hold

BMC Racing's Brent Bookwalter is a rare creature among pro cyclists, having spent his entire WorldTour career on the same team. Of the 34-year-old American's 13 professional seasons, dating back to 2005 on the US domestic circuit, the past 11 have been with BMC.