Allan Peiper, BMC Racing

Allan Peiper, former rider, former directeur sportif at Garmin and High Road, switched teams in the close season to work with BMC. To go from the ostensibly happy-clappy freewheeling Garmin squad to the rather more troubled BMC team seemed like a weird move, but the 51 year old had good reasons.

"I wasn't really able to do the things that I wanted to do at Garmin, by which I mean that my role there meant that I was on the road, in the car, as a DS for 180 days a year," Peiper explains. "When you get back from races, you're knackered and need to start preparing for the next race, which didn't give me any time to investigate stuff and work on areas that I think are important, That's something I hope that I'll be able to do more of at BMC."

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