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Ambitious BMC Racing Team Roster Heading to Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey
05 October 2018 Santa Rosa, California (USA)
BMC Racing Team will be on the start line of the Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey next week with a strong and well-rounded rider roster heading to the UCI WorldTour stage race.
BMC Racing Team is taking a versatile line-up to the six-day race, Sports Director Klaas Lodewyck said. “I think we are heading to the Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey with a strong and well-balanced team.
For those stages that come down to a bunch sprint, Jempy Drucker, who we know can be up there, will be our leader. Then, I think Patrick Bevin is going to come into the race with some strong late-season form and we can look to do something with him on the uphill finish alongside Nicolas Roche.
We will have to see how the race situation develops day by day but firstly, we would like to go for a stage win and then see what we can do to make the best result possible on the General Classification,” Lodewyck explained.
Drucker and Bevin are both looking forward to ending their 2018 season at the Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey.
“I have raced in Turkey a few times in the past and I always enjoyed it so, I am happy to be going back. There are some big chances for me as a few stages should finish in a sprint and I hope to be able to have some nice results. It will also be the last time that I will race for this team so it will definitely be a special race for me,” Drucker said.
“I am excited to be lining up at the Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey for my final race of the 2018 season. After a good UCI World Championships campaign, I am looking forward to racing in Turkey for the first time with some great form and a strong team,” Bevin added.
Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey (9 - 14 October)
Rider Roster: Patrick Bevin (NZL), Tom Bohli (SUI), Brent Bookwalter (USA), Jempy Drucker (LUX), Kilian Frankiny (SUI), Nicolas Roche (IRL), Danilo Wyss (SUI)
Sports Directors: Klaas Lodewyck (BEL), Maximilian Sciandri (ITA)