German Marcus Burghardt, who spent his five pro years riding with Columbia-HTC and T-Mobile, is ready to begin 2010 with his new squad, BMC Racing. “I can tell how the time flies by, or shall I say, sprints by. They were good years, in which I learned a lot. There were highs and lows, as every athlete experiences,” he says on his Website, marcus-burghardt.com. He made his Tour de France debut in 2007, and also that year, he won Gent-Wavelgem. He experienced knee problems in 2006 and 2008, and 2009 was not that great for him either. Burghardt is looking forward to begin 2010 with BMC, and will meet with his trainer in Mallorca before going to team training camp in California. He will start his season with the Tours of Qatar and Oman, and will not take part in the Tour Down Under, “because I have major problems with adjusting to the difference,” he said.