Van Avermaet extends with BMC Racing Team
BMC Racing Team today announced the extension of Greg Van Avermaet’s contract beyond the 2016 season.
Van Avermaet, who has been with BMC Racing Team since 2011, has established his position as a key Classics contender both within the team and the peloton, BMC Racing Team General Manager Jim Ochowicz said.
“Greg is a cornerstone of the BMC Racing Team organization and has been developing as a leader over some time now. The 2016 season has been quite remarkable for Greg and for the team, and so we are really happy that he has extended his relationship with us,” Ochowicz said.
“We still have a lot more to do in 2016, but to know that in 2017 we will have our Classics leader still in the team, made up of riders very capable of supporting him, is certainly something we are looking forward to. I think we can accomplish a lot as a team with Greg being part of the BMC Racing Team family.”
Van Avermaet is happy to be staying with BMC Racing Team, a team with which he has recorded impressive results.
“In my six years with BMC Racing Team I have always been really happy. I have developed a lot in these six years but I still feel that I have something extra in me and that my work is not finished with the team. I still want to win a big Classic with the BMC Racing Team kit on my back and that remains the big goal beyond 2016,” Van Avermaet admitted.
“The support has been really incredible from the team since the beginning and it is because of the team, the staff, and the riders, that I have been able to get better every year and get some good results. I have a lot of fun with the people in the team and in the end it is creating a big friendship and family around me. I have built something special and I’m looking forward to continuing with BMC Racing Team.”