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Official invitation

29. February 2008

Santa Rosa

The ASO announced that the BMC Racing Team has received an official invitation to compete in the prominent Critérium International. 

When reached for comment, Direteur Sportif, John Lelange said, “This is a big deal for us.  It is a very prestigious race and has a parcours well suited to our style of riding.”  Taking just a quick glance down the list of recent winners, it is easy to understand the team’s excitement.  The past four years the race has been dominated by CSC, but Lelangue is not ruling out the possibility of showing-off BMC’s strengths.  “The first stage will be a sprinters stage, and as we have seen from Danilo Wyss during the recent Tour of California, he is perfectly able to place himself among the current sprint kings.”  Lelangue went on to say, “The hilly stage two will be well suited to Steve Bovay  who will be coming back from breaking his collarbone in Qatar, and Alexander Moos, who rode so well in California will be fit for the time trial of stage three.”

A strong spring proves BMC’s fitness

Having already found much success at the Tour of California, BMC can feel secure in the image they are presenting to the cycling world. “We have done well in California, but even in Qatar, which is a race with an ASO presence, we were making a good impression,” Lelangue reported.  “The guys road well and looked good.  Add to that our anti-doping efforts, and we hope to present a powerful argument promoting our right to be invited into these sorts of high-calibre racer.”