BMC reveals 2014 roster, outlines five goals, including a grand tour victory

American team lifts the curtain on its 2014 roster in Switzerland

Photo: Casey B. Gibson

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BMC Racing revealed its 2014 roster on Friday at the Velodrome Suisse near the Swiss bike manufacturers headquarters in Grenchen. The U.S.-registered UCI ProTeam will see an influx of new faces, with new signees Peter Stetina, Silvan Dillier, Ben Hermans, Darwin Atapuma, Peter Velits, and neo-pro Rick Zabel.

Veteran Italian director Valerio Piva will also join the team for 2014, complementing a crew that includes Fabio Baldato, Yvon Ledanois, Valerio Piva, Max Sciandri, and American Jackson Stewart.

Allan Peiper, the team’s sporting manager, lined out five goals for the season.

“This team won 21 races and the world championship last year and we won 30 races this year in what we call an unsuccessful year,” Peiper said in a press release. “So next year, it would be great and it would be successful if we could have 40 wins, win a one-day classic, a grand tour, the world championship team time trial, and retain our place again in the top three of the UCI teams.”

BMC Racing roster for 2014
Darwin Atapuma (COL)
Alessandro Ballan (ITA)
Brent Bookwalter (USA)
Marcus Burghardt (GER)
Steve Cummings (GBR)
Silvan Dillier (SUI)
Yannick Eijssen (BEL)
Cadel Evans (AUS)
Philippe Gilbert
Ben Hermans (BEL)
Thor Hushovd (NOR)
Martin Kohler (SUI)
Sebastian Lander (DEN)
Klaas Lodewyck (BEL)
Amaël Moinard (FRA)
Steve Morabito (SUI)
Dominik Nerz (GER)
Daniel Oss (ITA)
Taylor Phinney (USA)
Manuel Quinziato (ITA)
Michael Schär (SUI)
Peter Stetina (USA)
Greg Van Avermaet (BEL)
Tejay van Garderen (USA)
Peter Velits (SVK)
Larry Warbasse (USA)
Danilo Wyss (SUI)
Rick Zabel (GER)

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