BMC Racing owner Andy Rihs dies aged 75

Andy Rihs was animated in the BMC pre-Tour Down Under press conference.

Andy Rihs, the owner of BMC Racing Team and head of bicycle manufacturer BMC died on Wednesday at the age of 75 from leukemia. The BMC Racing Team announced the death in a statement on Thursday morning. "It is with great sadness that BMC Racing Team announces the death of owner Andy Rihs. Andy Rihs died after a patient and valiantly endured illness at the age of 75 on Wednesday, 18 April in the Susenberg clinic in Zurich, Switzerland in the presence of his family," read the statement. "Andy was not only an owner and main sponsor of BMC Racing Team, but also a friend who enjoyed life and loved sharing that joy. With him, an exemplary visionary, an avid sports fan, a passionate cyclist, and a great supporter of sport has left us. His generosity, his sense of humor, and his infectious laugh have shaped the man that has ...

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