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Greg Van Avermaet is coming off a fourth place finish at the Tour of Flanders. (©BMC/Tim de Waele)
Greg Van Avermaet is coming off a fourth place finish at the Tour of Flanders. (©BMC/Tim de Waele)

BMC Racing Team Unveils Brabantse Pijl Roster

8. April 2012

The BMC Racing Team's seven-rider roster for Brabantse Pijl Wednesday includes defending champion Philippe Gilbert and past top 10 finisher Greg Van Avermaet.

Team Riding Well
BMC Racing Team Directeur Sportif John Lelangue said Gilbert and Van Avermaet will be co-leaders for the 195.7-kilometer race. "We have two guys who can make really good results before attacking the three big WorldTour classics in the Netherlands and Belgium," Lelangue said. "Philippe is also getting better after his problems the past couple of weeks (virus, tooth infection and Milan-San Remo crash)." Gilbert's win last year at Brabantse Pijl preceded a rare sweep of the Ardennes classics: Amstel Gold Race, Fléche Wallonne and Liége-Bastogne-Liége. The Belgian national champion said he's not feeling any additional pressure to perform. "I am looking to just keep improving," Gilbert said. "Our team is riding well, which makes it a lot easier."

BMC Racing Team Brabantse Pijl Roster (April 11):
Adam Blythe (GBR), Yannick Eijssen (BEL), Philippe Gilbert (BEL), Klaas Lodewyck (BEL), Amaël Moinard (FRA), Greg Van Avermaet (BEL), Danilo Wyss (SUI).

Directeur Sportif:
John Lelangue (BEL)

Doctor:
Dario Spinelli (ITA)

Press Officer:
Blandine Roquelet (FRA)

Staff:
Bus Driver: Filip Sercu (BEL). Mechanics: Jürgen Landrie (BEL), Ian Sherburne (USA), Glen Vandevyvere (BEL). Soigneurs: Gunther Landrie (BEL), Trudi Rebsamen (USA), Chris De Vos (BEL).