Van Avermaet to lead BMC in Abu Dhabi Tour
Six BMC Racing Team riders will bring their 2016 season to a close this week when they line up at the four-day stage race Abu Dhabi Tour.
Sports Director Yvon Ledanois said the race presents multiple opportunities for all six riders to try their luck and help produce a strong result for the team.
“It has been a busy season for our riders so for this last race of 2016 I think mental strength will be just as important as motivation for producing a good result but we definitely have the right team for the job.”
“While we aren’t going into the race with a specific leader, we will look to take advantage of any opportunity presented to us and we will be giving every rider the chance to finish the season on a good note,” Ledanois commented.
Van Avermaet is looking forward to ending his 2016 season in Abu Dhabi.
“It’s been a really successful season for me, but a long one, so I’m looking forward to wrapping up the 2016 season with the Abu Dhabi Tour. The four stages aren’t necessarily tailored to me but we’ll all be trying whatever we can to finish the season off well. This late in the season everyone is tired so anything can happen,” Van Avermaet added.
BMC roster for Abu Dhabi Tour: Tom Bohli (SUI), Jempy Drucker (LUX), Floris Gerts (NED), Ben Hermans (BEL), Michael Schär (SUI), Greg Van Avermaet (BEL)