Samuel Sanchez will be the leader for BMC Racing Team at Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco after a solid performance at Volta Ciclista a Catalunya. The Spanish rider has plenty of experience with Basque surroundings as he won the race in 2012 and finished third overall in 2003, 2007 and 2009. Moreover, he won no less than seven stages in his 13 participations.
“It’s a really special race for me. I am looking forward to being at my maximum performance level during the week of extremely hard racing, and fight for a position as high as possible on the General Classification.” said Sanchez.
Sports Director Yvon Ledanois said that his team is going in the race with two main objectives: “The first objective is to go for stage wins as we have a diverse team that is well-suited to the course. And of course we are also targeting the General Classification with Samuel Sánchez, who is coming in with good form as he showed at Volta Ciclista a Catalunya,” Ledanois said.
BMC Racing Team line-up for Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco: Darwin Atapuma (COL), Damiano Caruso (ITA), Silvan Dillier (SUI), Amaël Moinard (FRA), Joey Rosskopf (USA), Samuel Sánchez (ESP), Peter Velits (SVK), Danilo Wyss (SUI).
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