THROWBACK THURSDAY, 2008: IN MEMORIUM – TEAM BMC FOUNDER ANDY RIHS

BMC Racing owner passes away from illness

Without a doubt Andy Rihs was one of the most understated men of wealth we ever had the fortune to meet. He was also one of the most enthusiastic race fans the sport ever knew.  When the news broke that the elegant Rihs  had passed away a key character and friendly face suddenly went missing and the sport was emptier without him.  

Team BMC existed thanks to the passion of Andy Rihs. Photo: Bettini

Press Release – It is with great sadness that BMC Racing Team announces the death of owner Andy Rihs. Andy Rihs died after a patient and valiantly endured illness at the age of 75 on Wednesday, 18 April in the Susenberg clinic in Zurich, Switzerland in the presence of his family.

Andy was not only an owner and main sponsor of BMC Racing Team, but also a friend who enjoyed life and loved sharing that joy. With him, an exemplary visionary, an avid sports fan, a passionate cyclist, and a great supporter of sport has left us. His generosity, his sense of humor, and his infectious laugh have shaped the man that has been by our side since the beginning of BMC Racing Team. Our grief is indescribable, but we will carry on his values.

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