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2012 Santos Tour Down Under - BMC Racing Team Squad
By Staff
Date: 11/23/2011
2012 Santos Tour Down Under - BMC Racing Team Squad

2012 Santos Tour Down Under - BMC Racing Team Squad
BMC launches its 2012 Season in Oz with a well balanced team prepared for the fast finishes and climb up Old Willunga Hill...

BMC Racing Team will open its 2012 season at the Santos Tour Down Under with a lineup that includes Australian Tim Roe and Paris-Tours winner Greg Van Avermaet.

Not Just For Sprinters
BMC Racing Team Assistant Director Rik Verbrugghe said the six-stage race that begins Jan. 17 might play out differently than past editions.

"It's always been more of a sprinter's race, but this year could be different because Stage 5 finishes at the top of Old Willunga Hill," Verbrugghe said.

Greg Van Avermaet will be making his first appearance in the race. "Australia is becoming a big cycling country," the winner of the Tour of Wallonie said. "I'm looking forward to starting my season there. Hopefully, I can start the new season like I finished 2011."

Tim Roe said he is also excited to be in the BMC Racing Team's seven-man line-up. "It's not only my home race, but I train on many of the same roads in the race and it's always fun to ride in front of big crowds," Roe said. "They really get behind the race."

BMC Racing Team Roster
Santos Tour Down Under (Jan. 17-22)

Alessandro Ballan (ITA)
Adam Blythe (GBR)
Marcus Burghardt (GER)
Martin Kohler (SUI)
Manuel Quinziato (ITA)
Tim Roe (AUS)
Greg Van Avermaet (BEL).

Sport Director: Rik Verbrugghe (BEL)
Chief Communications Officer: Georges Lüchinger (LIE).
Doctor: Scott Major (USA).
Mechanics: Nick Mondelaers (BEL), Ronald Ruymen (BEL).
Soigneurs: Chris De Vos (BEL), Matt Excell (AUS), Stefano Rubino (ITA).

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