Swiss quartet renew BMC deals

Swiss riders Martin Kohler, Steve Morabito, Michael Schar and Danilo Wyss have extended their deals to ride for BMC Racing to the end of 2013.

Kohler – the reigning Swiss national road champion – and Wyss have been a part of the team since 2008 while Morabito and Schar joined in 2010.

"We're extremely pleased with the roles they have played over the past year, whether it was leading the Santos Tour Down Under for a few days like Martin, finishing runner-up at the Tour of Austria like Steve did in July, or helping support our team leaders in races like the Tour de France," president/general manager Jim Ochowicz said.

Kohler won the national time trial championship in 2011 while Morabito was second overall at the Tour of Austria, Schar played an integral role in helping Cadel Evans win the Tour de France last year and Wyss was runner-up on stage one of the Critérium International in March.