'BMC is one of those teams that will be remembered': riders reminisce as US team closes

Riders applaud the team that kicked off careers and provided a valuable contribution to the WorldTour

BMC's team time trial at the Tour de Suisse. Image: Sunada

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

BMC Racing is closing out its team with one last grand tour in the 2018 Vuelta a España. The riders say it's a team that "will be remembered" well for its achievements over the past decade.

General manager Jim Ochowicz was only able to save the team by merging with professional continental team CCC Sprandi for 2019. Many of the riders and staff have already found jobs elsewhere, effectively ending the formation that began in 2007.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.