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Philippe Gilbert celebrated his second straight win Sunday at Amstel Gold Race. (©Sirotti.)
Philippe Gilbert celebrated his second straight win Sunday at Amstel Gold Race. (©Sirotti.)

BMC Racing Team Roster For La Flèche Wallonne

21. aprile 2014

Amstel Gold Race and Brabantse Pijl winner Philippe Gilbert headlines the BMC Racing Team's roster for the 78th edition of La Flèche Wallonne on Wednesday.

Sánchez A Past Podium Placer
Gilbert is a past winner of Flèche Wallonne in 2011 and finished third in 2012. Three riders who helped him win Amstel Gold Race on Sunday will join him: Marcus Burghardt, Ben Hermans and Samuel Sánchez, who was third at Flèche Wallonne in 2011. Teaming with them will be two riders who helped Gilbert win at Brabantse Pijl last week – Amaël Moinard and Larry Warbasse – along with Darwin Atapuma and Danilo Wyss, who replaces Tour Méditerranéen winner Stephen Cummings in the line-up. The 199-kilometer race finishes with the climb of the Mur de Huy, a 1.3-kilometer ascent averaging 9.3 percent gradient.

BMC Racing Team La Flèche Wallonne Roster (April 23):
Darwin Atapuma (COL), Marcus Burghardt (GER), Philippe Gilbert (BEL), Ben Hermans (BEL), Amaël Moinard (FRA), Samuel Sánchez (ESP), Larry Warbasse (USA), Danilo Wyss (SUI).

Sporting Manager:
Allan Peiper (AUS)

Sport Director:
Valerio Piva (ITA)

Doctor:
Roger Palfreeman (GBR)

Staff:
Bus Driver: Filip Sercu (BEL). Chef: Walter Grözinger (GER). Mechanics: Kevin Grove (USA), Jean-Marc Vandenberghe (BEL), Thierry Viaene (FRA). Nutritionist: Judith Haudum (AUT). Press Officer: Isaura Van Lancker (BEL). Soigneurs: David Bombeke (BEL), Chris De Vos (BEL), Anthony Lafourte (BEL), Gunther Landrie (BEL), Dirk Leenaert (BEL).