BMC Racing riders still in the dark over team’s future

BMC Racing win stage 1 team time trial at Tour de Suisse

Riders and staff at BMC Racing are still in the dark as to the team’s long-term plans for survival. The team are without a title sponsor for 2019, with no new contracts issued beyond this year and several high-profile riders linked to other teams. With less than a month to the Tour de France and two months to go until the UCI lifts their embargo on transfers, riders are already unsettled and looking around for options. The BMC bike brand is set to end its time as the team’s main sponsor at the end of the season after the death of long-term backer Andy Rihs earlier this year. The team’s management have been searching for a new title sponsor for some time but at present only lower level commitments from secondary sponsors Sophos and Swisse Vitamins appear to be in place for next year. In recent days the BMC Racing ...

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