BMC back Van Garderen and Porte to win the Tour de France

The BMC Racing Team was the first to hold its pre-Tour de France press conference on Friday morning, before heading out for a final training ride on the country roads of the La Manche region for a final taste of the racing conditions. The skies are still grey over northern France with the riders concerned about possible rain and cross winds as they race along the coast and the country lanes.

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Stephen Farrand
Head of News

Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.