‘In the next two or three years you’ll be surprised by the American talent’

Is US pro cycling in crisis? Jim Ochowicz of BMC Racing believes that the current lull will be short-lived

Adrien Costa

Adrien Costa, formerly of Axeon Hagens Berman (Photo: Davey Wilson)

(Image credit: Davey Wilson)

Any lack of big-name American stars will be filled in the next two to three years and cycling "will be surprised" by the next crop, says BMC Racing General Manager Jim Ochowicz.

Only six Americans took the start of the 2017 Giro d'Italia in Sardinia, with BMC's Tejay van Garderen the most highly regarded. Overall, however, the US lacks top stars in the professional ranks.

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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.