Per favore scelga la sua nazione e lingua
Italia, Italiano

team news

Marcus Burghardt is one of 10 riders from the BMC Racing Team who will compete in the race that starts and ends in Koolskamp, Belgium. (©BMC/Tim de Waele.)
Marcus Burghardt is one of 10 riders from the BMC Racing Team who will compete in the race that starts and ends in Koolskamp, Belgium. (©BMC/Tim de Waele.)

Race In Koolskamp One For The Sprinters

13. settembre 2011

Koolskamp, Belgium

The BMC Racing Team will send a 10-man lineup to one of the oldest races in Belgium – Friday's Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen.

Kristoff Seventh In 2010

The 196.8-kilometer race that was first run in 1908 features 16 laps of a 12.3 km course and is one of the few that permits 10 riders. "It's a typical Belgian race – flat with some cobblestones," BMC Racing Team Assistant Director Fabio Baldato said. "We'll be looking to Alexander Kristoff for sure. But if there's wind and rain, it can completely change the complexion of the race. In that case, (Marcus) Burghardt and Michael Schär are strong in those conditions, too." Kristoff, seventh here a year ago, will look to continue his recent success that includes a runner-up placing Sunday at GP de Fourmies. "I am hoping for a good result again," Kristoff said. "I will try to get the right position and start my sprint around 200 meters. At Fourmies, I went too soon and had to use too much energy at the end."

BMC Racing Team Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen Roster (Sept. 16):
Chad Beyer (USA), Marcus Burghardt (GER), Chris Butler (USA), Alexander Kristoff (NOR), John Murphy (USA), Taylor Phinney (USA), Tim Roe (AUS), Michael Schär (SUI), Danilo Wyss (SUI), Simon Zahner (SUI).

Sport Director:
Fabio Baldato (ITA)

Staff:
Doctor: Dario Spinelli (ITA). Mechanics: Nick Mondelaers (BEL), Nick Vandecauter (BEL). Soigneurs: Bernd Coutteau (BEL), Gunther Landrie (BEL). Bus Driver: Filip Sercu (BEL).