BMC team dismiss Oleg Tinkov's claim that they will 'close doors soon'

BMC Racing Team general manager Jim Ochowicz says that there's no truth in Oleg Tinkov's assertion that the squad will not continue due to lack of sponsorship

Jim Ochowicz and BMC at the 2015 World Championships

(Image credit: Watson)

BMC Racing Team general manager Jim Ochowicz has rebutted the sentiment from Tinkoff team owner Oleg Tinkov that BMC “will close their doors soon”.

Speaking to Cycling Weekly at the Critérium du Dauphiné on Thursday, Ochowicz assured that the team had secure sponsorship and a healthy future.

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Sophie Smith is an Australian journalist, broadcaster and author of Pain & Privilege: Inside Le Tour. She follows the WorldTour circuit, working for British, Australian and US press, and has covered 10 Tours de France.