Bookwalter, Rosskopf and van Garderen ready to flex BMC's muscle at the Tour of Utah
BMC Racing Team will be racing on home soil next week with an ambitious line-up heading stateside to the week-long Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah.
Sports Director Jackson Stewart said that BMC Racing Team is lining up in Utah with a strong and well-rounded team.
“I think we will see a very competitive Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah this year with more UCI WorldTour teams competing than in previous years and the Park City stage returning as the final test. Most of our roster has had success in Utah and have grown to know the roads such as Brent Bookwalter, Joey Rosskopf, Tom Bohli, Kilian Frankiny, and Tejay van Garderen and that is always a nice advantage. As usual, we will also bring some new young talent to this race with our two stagiaires, Alexander Evans and Freddy Ovett,” Jackson explained.
“Everyone has been preparing for this race and I think we can expect a lot from our roster. I think we can look to target several stages and also protect van Garderen for the General Classification as we see how he responds after a very demanding Tour de France.”
Last year Brent Bookwalter climbed to victory on Stage 2 of the Tour of Utah.
Van Garderen is motivated about returning to the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah.
“I’m really looking forward to returning to the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah for the first time since 2011. I have good memories of the race and I know how hard it is so it’s going to be a good challenge off the back of the Tour de France. As an American riding for an American team, it is always great to race on home soil. The crowds and atmosphere are incredible in Utah so I hope to have a good week of racing there. We have a diverse team so I think we can expect good results,” van Garderen said.
The Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah (6 - 12 August) Rider Roster
Tom Bohli (SUI)
Brent Bookwalter (USA)
Alexander Evans (AUS)
Kilian Frankiny (SUI)
Freddy Ovett (AUS)
Joey Rosskopf (USA)
Tejay van Garderen (USA)
Sports Director: Jackson Stewart (USA)
Photo: Bookwalter Climbs to Victory on Stage 2 in the 2017 Tour of Utah