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Cadel Evans has ridden strongly in his two warm-up races for Tirreno-Adriatico. (©Sirotti, www.sirotti.it)
Cadel Evans has ridden strongly in his two warm-up races for Tirreno-Adriatico. (©Sirotti, www.sirotti.it)

Team Time Trial Key For Tirreno-Adriatico

7. maart 2011

Port of Marina di Carrara, Italy

The 16.8-kilometer team time trial that begins Tirreno-Adriatico Wednesday will set the tone for the BMC Racing Team in the seven-day race, said Assistant Director Fabio Baldato.

Evans: No Expectations
The BMC Racing Team's roster includes two riders who have finished third here (Cadel Evans in 2010, Alessandro Ballan in 2006) as well as Tour de France stage winners George Hincapie and Marcus Burghardt, and time trial specialists Manuel Quinziato and Michael Schär. "After the team time trial, we can see which one of our riders has the best chance to go for the general classification," Baldato said. Evans agreed, saying: "I would like to be able to a good team time trial. From there, we'll see. I don't have any high expectations, but I won't be bad, either."

Tirreno-Adriatico Roster (March 9-15):
Alessandro Ballan (ITA), Marcus Burghardt (GER), Cadel Evans (AUS), George Hincapie (USA), Manuel Quinziato (ITA), Mauro Santambrogio (ITA), Michael Schär (SUI), Greg Van Avermaet (BEL).

General Manager/President:
Jim Ochowicz (USA)

Co-Owner:
Andy Rihs (SUI)

Directeur Sportifs:
Fabio Baldato (ITA)
Max Sciandri (GBR/ITA)

Chief Communications Officer:
Georges Lüchinger (LIE)

Staff:
Doctor: Giovanni Ruffini (ITA). Mechanics: Antonio Biron (ITA), Geert Rombauts (BEL), Ronald Ruymen (BEL). Soigneurs: David Bombeke (BEL), Stefano Conti (ITA), Jeremiah Ranegar (USA), Stefano Rubino (ITA). Data Collection: Scott Nydam (USA). Bus Driver: Francesco Villa (ITA).