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Van Garderen to Headline BMC Racing Team’s AMGEN Tour of California Roster
10 May 2018 Santa Rosa, California (USA)
BMC Racing Team heads stateside this week with Tejay van Garderen set to make a return to the AMGEN Tour of California (13 - 19 May) as part of a well-rounded BMC Racing Team line-up.
BMC Racing Team will be looking to target both stage wins and the General Classification at the UCI WorldTour seven-day stage race, Sports Director Jackson Stewart said.
“We are heading into this year’s AMGEN Tour of California with an experienced and very capable team. We are excited to be returning to this great race with Tejay van Garderen, who is a previous winner here, and of course, we would like to be successful in the General Classification. But, we will also keep an eye out for opportunities to go for a stage victory depending on the dynamic.”
“We are going to arrive in Long Beach on Sunday with a very motivated roster of riders and staff and I’m looking forward to a successful week,” Stewart explained.
Van Garderen is heading back to the start line of the AMGEN Tour of California for the first time since taking overall victory in 2013.
“I’m super excited about making a return to the AMGEN Tour of California as the 2013 edition was a special memory for me. The course is demanding but, we have a strong team and we will go into the race with big goals,” van Garderen said.
AMGEN Tour of California (13 - 19 May)
Rider Roster: Patrick Bevin (NZL), Brent Bookwalter (USA), Joey Rosskopf (USA), Michael Schär (SUI), Tejay van Garderen (USA), Nathan Van Hooydonck (BEL), Danilo Wyss (SUI)
Sports Directors: Jackson Stewart (USA), Klaas Lodewyck (BEL)