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Meet the BMC Pro Triathlon Team powered by 2XU

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1. Take 7 world class triathletes.

The BMC Pro Triathlon Team powered by 2XU is one of the leading and most ambitious projects in today's professional triathlon. Seven world-class athletes race for the BMC Pro Triathlon Team: Pablo Dapena Gonzalez, Kristian Høgenhaug, Chris Leiferman, Katrina Matthews (née Rye), Patrik Nilsson, Max Neumann and Chelsea Sodaro. Bike manufacturer BMC Switzerland and sporting apparel company 2XU serve as the team's main sponsors. Since 2014 the BMC Pro triathletes won a total of 109 races and finished on the podium in 217 of them. With more than 50 races on the 2021 calendar, the red team is coming soon to a triathlon near you.

2. Give them the best materials, support and R&D.

In 2010, the Belgian lifestyle real estate group Uplace was the driving force behind the creation of the Uplace Pro Triathlon Team, the only Belgian professional triathlon team at the time. The goal was to record top Belgian results in international triathlon. Three years, 12 Ironman victories and 19 Ironman podium finishes later, that ambitious objective was met.

BMC Switzerland, on board as title sponsor with Uplace since 2014, is a long-established name in the cycling industry. The company has an extensive expertise and track record in road cycling with the BMC Racing Team and the BMC MTB Team.

In 2021 sporting apparel brand 2XU became the new powered by sponsor of the BMC Pro Triathlon Team powered by 2XU. 2XU is a multinational corporation engaged in the design, development and selling of sporting apparel including compression garments, triathlon, cycling, running and general fitness wear.

BMC Switzerland provides the athletes with perfectly tuned Timemachine bikes. They also enjoy the support of the BMC technical staff and the latest advances in BMC bike technology. 2XU offers superior technology & fabrics and an innovative range of bike, run and triathlon apparel, socks and compression products. That is why the BMC Pro Triathletes wear 2XU sportswear.

The operational management of the team, overseen by General Manager Bob De Wolf, is devided in five dedicated departments – operations, marketing, athletic, bike-technical and medical – to provide the athletes and their coaches with coordinated professional support.

The athletes get top professional advice and guidance from a team of experts, including Ben De Wolf (sports director), Roel Parys (team doctor), Maarten Thysen (strength and stabilization) and its own team of bike mechanics. They also receive world-class support and materials from team partners uvex, 6D Sports Nutrition, Orca, BMW Le Couter, DT Swiss, Elite, Selle Italia, Muc-Off, ZEN8, Vittoria, Supersapiens, Sands Beach Active, Optimize Bike & Tri, Best Swim Centre and TrainingPeaks.

3. And let them work together to become even better and achieve greatness in long distance triathlon.

We want to be the best team in long distance triathlon. The ultimate goal: to win the World Championship Ironman in Hawaii. We believe that in today's triathlon, it takes a team to achieve those ambitious objectives. Shared access to the best resources and support is an important benefit. But for the BMC Pro Triathlon Team, it's also about working with your team mates to achieve individual goals. Because nobody understands your challenges better than they do. So we push and support each other every day. We train, suffer, laugh, and ultimately achieve greatness together.

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