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Challenges Await Evans, BMC Racing Team In Colorado

19. August 2011

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Challenging, high altitude races through the Rocky Mountains and an impressive field of competition lie ahead for the BMC Racing Team and Cadel Evans when the Tour de France winner begins the USA Pro Cycling Challenge Monday in Colorado.

Good Support For Evans
The seven-day race that includes a prologue and an uphill time trial features courses with some climbs 3,000 feet higher than the famed summits in the Tour de France. Acclimating to that altitude, as well as getting back to the routine of racing will be a challenge, Evans said. "I've done a lot of travel and I have hardly had any training since the Tour," the UCI's world-ranked No. 1 rider said. "So it's been a busy period for me. But I'm not quite as bad as I thought I'd be. We'll see in the first two or three days in Colorado how good or bad I am." BMC Racing Team Assistant Director Michael Sayers said the team will fully support Evans with a line-up that includes all six riders who competed in another high altitude race – last week's Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. "The first few days will tell us a lot about how things are going to play out later in the race."

BMC Racing Team USA Pro Cycling Challenge Roster (Aug. 22-28):
Chris Barton (USA), Chad Beyer (USA), Brent Bookwalter (USA), Chris Butler (USA), Cadel Evans (AUS), George Hincapie (USA), Jeff Louder (USA), Tim Roe (AUS).

General Manager:
Jim Ochowicz (USA)

Sport Director:
Michael Sayers (USA)

Max Testa (ITA)
Eric Heiden (USA)

Chief Communications Officer:
Georges Lüchinger (LIE)

Mechanics: Kevin Grove (USA), T.J. Grove (USA), Matt Roy (USA). Soigneurs: Jonathan Garcia (USA), Jeremiah Ranegar (USA), Trudi Rebsamen (USA), Cyndi Willerton (USA). Performance Advisor: Scott Nydam (USA). Bus Driver: Rich Sangalli (USA).