8: Kilometre 0 – End of a team
This Vuelta is the last Grand Tour in which we will see the distinctive red and black of the BMC Racing Team. Over 11 years the American team, backed by Swiss billionaire Andy Rihs, helped change the sport, paying big salaries, winning the Tour de France with Cadel Evans, and becoming masters of the art of team time trialling. Rihs died this year and BMC will be taken over by CCC — but it will be a very different team.
In this episode of Kilometre 0 we hear from two BMC stalwarts, Brent Bookwalter and Jackson Stewart.
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