Today, the BMC racing team has announced that the UCI has awarded them with wild card status for the 2010 season. This means that the team has the right to be invited to both UCI ProTour and Historic race events. “This was critical to fulfilling our central goals, not only for 2010 but also into the future. It paves the way for an ambitious schedule of racing that will expose even more people to the BMC Racing Team and our outstanding line-up of sponsors,” said BMC team president, Jim Ochowicz. “We expect to be competitive in every race we enter, whether it’s a one-day classic, a one-week stage race or a Grand Tour. All the pieces are in place for this team to get the most out of its talent – be it in Europe, the United States or anywhere in the world,” said director sportif John Lelangue. BMC racing team, as a wild card team, will be participating in the UCI’s biological passport program.