Team BMC Racing Announces Additional Signings for 2011 Team Roster
BMC Racing Team announces 2011 rider signings.
my personal ambitions," Santaromita said.
Johann Tschopp (SUI)
Winner of Stage 20 of the Giro d'Italia over the Gavia pass, the 28-year-old has ridden for BBox-Bouygues Telecom (2007-2010) and Phonak Hearing Systems (2004-2006). "I hope to help the BMC Racing Team in the mountains," Tschopp said. "I'm also happy to be back in the 'Andy Rihs family,' where I started my career. It's exciting to be with a team with a Swiss sponsor that is so international in nature."
Greg Van Avermaet (BEL)
The 25-year-old sprint specialist spent the past four seasons with the Omega Pharma-Lotto organization - riding with Cadel Evans - and won a stage of the Vuelta a España and the points classification in 2008. "The Classics are always very important races for a Belgian rider," Van Avermaet said. "I like the Tour of Flanders and the Amstel Gold Race the most. But I also want to be a rider who is not only strong for the Classics, but also in the Grand Tours."