BMC Racing Team signs Patrick Bevin
Oct 03 2017 03:49 pm CET

BMC Racing Team signs Patrick Bevin
BMC Racing Team signs Patrick Bevin


Patrick Bevin has signed with BMC for the 2018 season. The rider will be the first New Zealander to ever join the team.

The 26-year-old makes the move from Cannondale-Drapac and his palmares includes a national Time Trial title in 2016. "We are very excited to welcome Patrick Bevin to BMC Racing Team next season," said BMC's general manager Jim Ochowicz. "Patrick is a talented rider who has shown great potential in his two years at the UCI WorldTour level, and we believe we can help him to develop further at BMC Racing Team.

"Patrick will be a great asset when it comes to individual and team time trials and given the emphasis we place on the discipline, Patrick is a great addition to the team."

The rider has the potential for stage wins and as support for race leaders. "Patrick showed great form at the Tour de Suisse this year, narrowly missing out on a stage win, so we know he has the ability to do well at stage races at the highest level," Ochowicz commented.

"He has experience at a lot of different races so when riders like Richie Porte and Greg Van Avermaet need support, Patrick will be there. A rider with Patrick's versatility is exactly what we were looking for and we are confident he will fit in well with the team's objectives for 2018."

Bevin is excited about this new episode of his life. "I wanted to ride for BMC Racing Team as they are one of the premier teams in the world," he explained. "The team's approach is extremely professional and the attention to detail is already prevalent in all the interactions I have had. I believe I will thrive under this approach and develop as a rider in the coming season.

"I am already starting to work on developing my time trialling and look forward to starting the season with the New Zealand National Championships and a return to racing in Australia."
Image: BMC Racing Team logo


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