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Alessandro Ballan has been enjoying tremendous form. (©BMC/Tim de Waele.)
Alessandro Ballan has been enjoying tremendous form. (©BMC/Tim de Waele.)

Strength In Numbers For Flanders

31. March 2011

Brugge, Belgium

With a roster featuring four riders who have finished in the top 10 at the Tour of Flanders, the BMC Racing Team will rely on experience in Sunday's Belgian classic.

Team Is Peaking

Alessandro Ballan, four times in the top 10 including his win in 2007, said there is strength in numbers. "We have more than one rider able to do well, so we have to use this strategy," Ballan said. "The key points will be the Kuaremont and from there on every point could be critical, up to the Muur." BMC Racing Team Directeur Sportif John Lelangue said everyone is peaking at the right time. "They're in really good condition and since the beginning of the year, they have been riding well as a team," he said. The squad's other top 10 finishers at Flanders are George Hincapie (five times), Karsten Kroon (two) and Greg Van Avermaet (one).

BMC Racing Team Tour of Flanders Roster (April 3):
Alessandro Ballan (ITA), Marcus Burghardt (GER), George Hincapie (USA), Karsten Kroon (NED), Manuel Quinziato (ITA), Michael Schär (SUI), Greg Van Avermaet (BEL), Danilo Wyss (SUI).

President/General Manager:
Jim Ochowicz (USA)

Directeur Sportif:
John Lelangue (BEL)

Assistant Director:
Fabio Baldato (ITA)

Chief Medical Officer:
Dr. Max Testa (ITA)

Press Officer:
Sean Weide (USA)

Mechanics: Antonio Biron (ITA), Jürgen Landrie (BEL), Ian Sherburne (USA), Nick Vandecauter (BEL). Soigneurs: Chris De Vos (BEL), Jeremiah Ranegar (USA), Freddy Viaene (BEL). Bus Driver: Filip Sercu (BEL).