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Mauro Santambrogio aims for another top 10 finish at Saturday's Giro di Lombardia. (©Angelika Kauffman-Pauger.)
Mauro Santambrogio aims for another top 10 finish at Saturday's Giro di Lombardia. (©Angelika Kauffman-Pauger.)

Final BMC Racing Team Races This Week

11. October 2011

Piasco, Italy

The BMC Racing Team will close its 2011 season with a pair of races in Italy, Gran Piemonte on Thursday, and the final stop on the WorldTour calendar, Giro di Lombardia, on Saturday.

Lombardia Always Difficult

Mauro Santambrogio, who was eighth in a chilly, rain-soaked edition of Lombardia last year, said the 241-kilometer race is special for him because he trains on many of its roads. "I think my condition is good and I'll try to give it my best in our last race," he said.  BMC Racing Team Directeur Sportif John Lelangue said Lombardia  is always difficult and selective, no matter what the weather. "With a new parcours, we also have to be attentive to the early breakaways because a group can go to the end," he said. The BMC Racing Team roster for Lombardia and the 199 km Gran Piemonte also features Greg Van Avermaet, winner of Sunday's Paris-Tours.

BMC Racing Team Gran Piemonte Roster (Oct. 13):
Alessandro Ballan (ITA), Mathias Frank (SUI), Martin Kohler (SUI), Steve Morabito (SUI), Mauro Santambrogio (ITA), Ivan Santaromita (ITA), Michael Schär (SUI), Greg Van Avermaet (BEL).

BMC Racing Team Giro di Lombardia Roster (Oct. 15):
Alessandro Ballan (ITA), Mathias Frank (SUI), Martin Kohler (SUI), Steve Morabito (SUI), Mauro Santambrogio (ITA), Ivan Santaromita (ITA), Michael Schär (SUI), Greg Van Avermaet (BEL).

President/General Manager:
Jim Ochowicz (USA)

Directeur Sportif:
John Lelangue (BEL)

Assistant Director:
Fabio Baldato (ITA)

Chief Medical Officer:
Dr. Max Testa (ITA)

Chief Communications Officer:
Georges Lüchinger (LIE)

Staff:
Mechanics: Antonio Biron (ITA), Kevin Grove (USA). Soigneurs: Stefano Rubino (ITA), Filip Sercu (BEL). Bus Driver: Francesco Villa (ITA).