BMC announces Team BMC - its first Pro Factory team XC racing team
BMC has been at the top of the mountain bike racing scene for over a decade and this year we see Team BMC enter the quest for the World Championship title, World Cup wins and the road to Olympic medals on the international Cross Country MTB circuit. Team BMC is the Swiss brand’s first MTB XC Pro Factory team and has an impressive roster of riders.
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“At BMC we are proud to launch this new project with premium performance partners joining us on our quest to create speed, at the highest level of the sport. This important next step in the BMC racing history motivates us to give only our absolute best, from product development to now team ownership, our ambition remains resolute - provide the best possible setup to world-class athletes," David Zurcher, BMC Group CEO, said.
Amael Mainard, Team BMC manager and ex-professional road rider is confident to have the team climbing the podiums this season. They have secured BMC’s presence in the women’s XC ranks with Steffi Haberlin, who is a top ten World Cup athlete with strong performances in the Cross-Country marathon world.
On the men’s side, Team BMC has secured the returning World Champion Jordan Sarrou, Titouan Carod and Italian Juri Zanotti to the Elite men’s races and Janis Baumann racing the U23.
Regarding the equipment, we can expect to see the riders on the World Championship winning platforms; BMC Fourstroke 01 and Twostroke 01. The team is partnering up with Öhlins, Pirelli, SRAM, ABUS and ASSOS to complete the racing setups.