After a pleasant and relaxing winter/off season Equipe CMI/BST are looking ahead to 2012. With new sponsors to be announced later in the new year, the team will be returning with a series of experienced riders, solid results and full support staff who will be taking care of the International Calendar for the team in 2012.
The Team will once again focus on UCI Europe Tour, Africa Tour and hopefully some UCI Asia Tour races to add to the Mid Atlantic racing calendar. Currently finalizing the 2012 calendar, the Team will be kicking off the UCI season with the 10 day UCI 2.2 Tour du Maroc at the end of March, followed by a series of 3 single day races also in Morocco called the “Challenge des Phosphates”. Following on from the UCI Africa Tour races the team is aiming to race in Holland, the United Kingdom, Morocco again in May, and either Belgium or Italy before returning to the Tour of Serbia in June where Sebastien Jullien won the final stage in 2011.
Riders Sebastien Jullien and Zbigniew Gucwa will both be taking their fast turn of speed to Morocco. Zbigniew has proven his sprinting abilities with wins in the UCI 2.2 Tour du Faso in Africa and 2.2 Tour de Gironde in France.The team’s best GC rider and overall winner of the 2010 Tour du Faso is looking forward to starting the season in Morocco. Julien Shick kicked off his UCI season there 2 years ago and is keen to return to the 10 day stage race before attacking the rest of the season.