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Greg Van Avermaet (left) and Michael Schär will be racing Sunday. (©BMC/Tim De Waele.)
Greg Van Avermaet (left) and Michael Schär will be racing Sunday. (©BMC/Tim De Waele.)

Paris-Tours Is Final One-Day Race For BMC Racing Team

11. October 2013

Sunday's edition of Paris-Tours marks the BMC Racing Team's final single-day race of the season and is one that Greg Van Avermaet and Assistant Director Yvon Ledanois know well.

Van Avermaet A Winner In 2011
Van Avermaet won this race two years ago and has four wins to his credit this season, including two at the Tour de Wallonie, as well as the overall title. On Tuesday, he finished third at Binche-Chimay-Binche, registering his 14th podium finish. "With the roster we bring, we have a great chance to get a good result with Greg and also Michael Schär for the final," said Ledanois, who won the amateur version of Paris-Tours in 1988. Schär has been a breakaway threat all season, having won his Swiss road championship in June from a two-man escape. In March, he initiated a four-man, 180-km move at Strade Bianche that was only caught in the final kilometer as Van Avermaet finished sixth. Those two will be joined in the 235-km, French semi-classic by Tour of Alberta stage winner Silvan Dillier, past Danish national road champion Sebastian Lander, Klaas Lodewyck and Jakub Novak, who joins Dillier as stagiaires called up from the BMC Development Team.

Click here to download the official race sheet (PDF with roster, bios, statistics, etc.).

BMC Racing Team Paris-Tours Roster (Oct. 13):
Silvan Dillier (SUI), Yannick Eijssen (BEL), Sebastian Lander (DEN), Klaas Lodewyck (BEL), Jakub Novak (CZE), Michael Schär (SUI), Greg Van Avermaet (BEL).

Sport Director:
Yvon Ledanois (FRA)

Doctor:
Dario Spinelli (ITA)

Press Officer:
Isaura Van Lancker (BEL)

Staff:
Bus Driver: Steven Christiaens (BEL). Mechanics: Peter De Bleecker (BEL), Thierry Viaene (FRA). Soigneurs: Anthony Lafourte (BEL), Marc Paeme (BEL), Freddy Viaene (BEL).