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Gilbert Heads Into Upcoming Classics

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BMC Racing Team will continue racing on Belgian soil this week after a successful opening weekend of the Spring Classics.

BMC PR/Yuzuru Sunada

Sports Director Jackson Stewart said BMC Racing Team is bringing well-rounded teams to Le Samyn and Driedaages van West-Vlaanderen.

“We have an experienced rider like Philippe Gilbert in the team for Le Samyn and also Marcus Burghardt who will race for the first time since crashing at the Tour Down Under. Le Samyn and the three-day Driedags West Vlaanderen are both races where anyone can make the most of an opportunity.”

Burghardt is looking forward to getting some more race days in the legs leading into the big Classics.

“After a long break between races I can’t wait to get back in the peloton, especially in Belgium where the crowds and atmosphere are always good. I’ve been training in Lake Garda in Italy and I feel ready to race again.”

Le Samyn (2 March)

Rider Roster: Tom Bohli (SUI), Marcus Burghardt (GER), Philippe Gilbert (BEL), Floris Gerts (NED), Joey Rosskopf (USA), Manuel Senni (ITA), Loïc Vliegen (BEL), Rick Zabel (GER).

Sports Director: Jackson Stewart (USA)

Driedaages van West-Vlaanderen (4-6 March)

Rider Roster: Tom Bohli (SUI), Floris Gerts (NED), Joey Rosskopf (USA), Manuel Senni (ITA), Dylan Teuns (BEL), Loïc Vliegen (BEL), Rick Zabel (GER).

Sports Director: Jackson Stewart (USA)