Allan Peiper and Mark Cavendish, Giro d'Italia 2012, stage eight

Allan Peiper has left his position at Garmin-Sharp and will work as the BMC Racing team's performance director from next season the outfit announced in a statement today.

Peiper will work in conjunction with BMC sports director John Lelangue and oversee aspects of performance relating to sports science including: equipment testing, training data, wind tunnel and velodrome testing, altitude and general training camps as well as race reconnaissance and nutrition.

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