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The UCI world championships begin Sunday with the team time trial. (©BMC/Tim De Waele.)
The UCI world championships begin Sunday with the team time trial. (©BMC/Tim De Waele.)

BMC Racing Team Announces Worlds Team Time Trial Roster

19. September 2013

The BMC Racing Team's line-up for the UCI world team time trial championship was unveiled Thursday, culminating several months of evaluation of riders and specific preparation for Sunday's race.

Three Return From 2012 Squad
The six riders who will line up for the 57.2-kilometer race against the clock are Steve Cummings, Daniel Oss, Taylor Phinney, Manuel Quinziato, Michael Schär and Tejay van Garderen. "This is a team that we will be proud of, regardless of results," BMC Racing Team President/General Manager Jim Ochowicz said. "However, we are pretty confident everyone has been properly prepared for the race. This is a high priority for the team and one that we have thought about since getting second last year." Three riders – Phinney, Quinziato and van Garderen – return from that squad that came up three seconds short of the winning time by Omega Pharma-Quick Step. BMC Racing Team Assistant Director Max Sciandri said the selection process was difficult. "It becomes a numbers issue, there is a personal component to it, and even a friendship component," Sciandri said. "In the end, making that final selection is like cutting off a little piece of the team and it really hurts. But decisions had to be made." Sciandri said he and Performance Team Advisor Bobby Julich even rode the course this week to get a final feel for what was needed in terms of personnel. "There's no hiding," Sciandri said. "Speed is going to be a key factor."

BMC Racing Team UCI world team time trial championships (Sept. 22):
Steve Cummings (GBR), Daniel Oss (ITA), Taylor Phinney (USA), Manuel Quinziato (ITA), Michael Schär (SUI) and Tejay van Garderen (USA).

President/General Manager:
Jim Ochowicz (USA)

Sport Directors:
Fabio Baldato (ITA)
Allan Peiper (AUS)
Max Sciandri (ITA)

Chief Medical Officer:
Dr. Max Testa (ITA)

Chief Communications Officer:
Georges Lüchinger (LIE)

Performance Team:
Daniel Healey (AUS)
Bobby Julich (USA)

Staff:
Bus Drivers: Steven Christiaens (BEL), Filip Sercu (BEL). Mechanics: Antonio Biron (ITA), Kevin Grove (USA), Jürgen Landrie (BEL), Thierry Viaene (FRA). Soigneurs: David Bombeke (BEL), Chris De Vos (BEL), Freddy Viaene (BEL).