BMC Racing Team reveals Tour de France roster centered around Evans
Team BMC Racing will take part in the 2013 Tour de France with the sole ambition of securing a second Tour de France champion title for former World Champion Cadel Evans. Experienced line-up formed to help the team meet its goal.
he was it when he won his first Tour de France champion title.
"Cadel has shown he can be good in all areas – whether it's a technical parcours or a tricky final, he will be there," he said. "We saw this at the Giro. In situations like this, he's good and is always in good position. Plus, he has a great team around him to put him in the front."
Van Garderen, who finished fifth overall in last year's Tour de France and won the best young rider competition in what was his second Tour de France appearance, said winning the best young rider competition is not an objective for him this year.
"The white jersey wasn't a goal of mine last year and it's not again this year," van Garderen explained. "It just came along with me being up there every day, helping Cadel, which is my focus again this year."
Gilbert, a stage winner in all three Grand Tours who is known to focus on personal objectives, said he is putting aside any personal ambitions in order to help Evans. "For me, I am just a helper, but it will be special to be part of the 100th edition of the Tour de France," he said.
The 2013 Tour de France starts in Corsica on June 29 and concludes in Paris on July 21.
BMC Racing Team roster for the Tour de France 2013:
Cadel Evans (AUS), Marcus Burghardt (GER), Brent Bookwalter (USA), Tejay van Garderen (USA), Philippe Gilbert (BEL), Amaël Moinard (FRA), Steve Morabito (SUI), Manuel Quinziato (ITA), and Michael Schär (SUI).
BMC Racing Team General Manager:
Jim Ochowicz (USA)
BMC Racing Team Sports Directors: John Lelangue (BEL), Fabio Baldato (ITA), and Yvon Ledanois (FRA).
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