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Ivan Santaromita will be one of the team's three leaders Sunday. (©Sirotti)
Ivan Santaromita will be one of the team's three leaders Sunday. (©Sirotti)

Classica Sarda Will Test BMC Racing Team Sunday

24. February 2011

Cagliari, Italy

The BMC Racing Team will look to several riders coming out of the Giro di Sardegna to step up as leaders for Sunday's Classica Sarda Sassari-Cagliari.

Rolling Terrain

BMC Racing Team Assistant Sport Directeur Max Sciandri said Mauro Santambrogio, Johann Tschopp and Ivan Santaromita will be protected in the 194 km race. "It will also be interesting to have a look at young riders like Yannick Eijssen and Tim Roe," Sciandri said. "I think the winner is going to come out of a breakaway again this year." Chris Barton, making his first start of the season, said: "It's rolling terrain all day, so it will be tough. The average speed was more than 48 kph last year, so that's really fast."

Classica Sarda Sassari-Cagliari Roster (Feb. 27):
Chris Barton (USA), Chad Beyer (USA), Chris Butler (USA), Yannick Eijssen (BEL), Tim Roe (AUS), Mauro Santambrogio (ITA), Ivan Santaromita (ITA), Johann Tschopp (SUI).

Sport Directors:
Max Sciandri (ITA/GBR), Rik Verbrugghe (BEL)

Staff:
Doctor: Giovanni Ruffini (ITA). Mechanics: Antonio Biron (ITA), Kevin Grove (USA), Geert Rombauts (BEL). Soigneurs: Bernd Coutteau (BEL), Stefano Rubino (ITA), Filip Sercu (BEL). Bus Driver: Francesco Villa (ITA).