BMC Etixx team on the rise

From the earliest days of multisport, tri teams have had a troubled existence. Despite initial fanfare, the touted likes of Commerzbank and Tri-Dubai have both folded due to a lack of funds or declining interest from those who write the cheques.


The Belgian-based operation (and recently rechristened) BMC Etixx Pro Triathlon Team are hoping to change this with self-sufficiency, a new sponsor in rising nutrition brand Etixx and a wealth of non-drafting stars targeting Ironman glory.

We caught up with the (brilliantly-surnamed) general manager Bob de Wolf at their major pre-season camp at Sands Resort in a naturally windy Lanzarote. Here the Belgian Kona finisher expands on the teams goals, new British signing David McNamee and why teams are the future for long-course athletes…