Evans confirms BMC



Drongo

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They've built a good all-around squad now. The one query is mountains support (no change there), but at least he'll be treated like a leader.

One question is whether his rainbow jersey gets BMC to the Tour. It's a pretty packed list with the PT teams, at least one Dutch team, Radio Shack, Sky, Cervelo etc. Is there room for BMC?
 

Yakko

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after what they did to cipo when he was world champ and then contador as a defending winner it's a huge question mark. the only thing for sure is that bmc know how to do it and money likely isn't an issue.
 

limerickman

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Drongo said:
One question is whether his rainbow jersey gets BMC to the Tour. It's a pretty packed list with the PT teams, at least one Dutch team, Radio Shack, Sky, Cervelo etc. Is there room for BMC?

Valid point.

I would have thought that before committing to BMC that CE would have factored in the likely participation of BMC at events like the TDF.
 

jhuskey

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It could be that Rihs wants to once again try for a Tour title. He built an entire team around Hamilton and spent a ton of money and we know the results.
Could be his frustration level has dropped by now.
 

Scotttri

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Will be interesting to see how this pans out. He hasn't had much luck with teams. Could have won the tdf by now if he had a solid team.
 

steve

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Scotttri said:
Will be interesting to see how this pans out. He hasn't had much luck with teams. Could have won the tdf by now if he had a solid team.

True, I don't think BMC will be any more help than lotto. They're also going to struggle to gain a TDF start.
 

Hitchy

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Scotttri said:
Will be interesting to see how this pans out. He hasn't had much luck with teams. Could have won the tdf by now if he had a solid team.

No doubt, swap Sastre & Evans in the CSC/Saxo bank team in 2008 & Sastre wouldn't have won!. If Evans had the 'armchair' ride that Sastre did for that tour, (ie: poked his head out of the pack ONCE on 1 stage)he would have been hard to beat, given that the only other major contenders were on the same team!