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Alex Moos and the BMC Racing Team has been awarded a ProContinental license by the UCI. (Foto by Tim De Waele)
Alex Moos and the BMC Racing Team has been awarded a ProContinental license by the UCI. (Foto by Tim De Waele)

BMC Awarded ProContinental status for 2009

4. dicembre 2008

Santa Rosa / Aigle

BMC has been awarded a ProContinental license by the UCI and is the only team registered in the United States to be granted this status.  "It is an honor to be representing the United States on this list and we are proud of our team's American-Swiss structure," Directeur Sportif John Lelangue said. 

The UCI awards these licenses according to multiple criteria including the strength of a team's administrative structure as well as the sporting results from the previous year.  "We were hoping to race at this level again in 2009," Lelangue explained.  "We can be proud of our organization and our sporting level and will now concentrate on confirming our progress by having an even stronger roster, additional top level races and better results in 2009."

A global view and a clear vision

After effectively using 2008 as a year for gaining experience at the top levels of professional cycling, the BMC Racing Team will be looking to take a serious step toward increasing the number of victories in 2009.  Having the ProContinental status will be instrumental in BMC being able to gain admittance to the races which will form the backbone of their season.  "The UCI understands that we are serious about all aspects of running a top-notch racing team," Lelangue concluded.  "The UCI knows that we have a global view and a clear vision of what we want to accomplish because they recognize our efforts to race ethically and according to the rules, the strength our administrative organization, and our determination to start gaining concrete results."