In the wake of the disbanding of the Phonak team for 2007, Swiss rider Alexandre Moos will be competing for the BMC Racing Team USA next year in cyclo-cross, mountain bike and road races, according to Phonak's website.
Moos competed in Sunday's first round of the Cyclo-Cross World Cup in Aigle, Switzerland, finishing an undistinguished 38th. Moos conceded it had been difficult to motivate himself after learning the team would disband at the end of the season.
"I'm satisfied and lucky," said Moos. "I'm happy that my career as an athlete is continuing. At the same time, however, I'm not unhappy that there will be less pressure on me than when I was riding on the ProTour."
A close cooperation with BMC, the bike supplier to Phonak, is also part of the plan: "As a kind of test rider I'll help the Swiss bike producer develop high-tech bikes," said the 33 year old.