Nicolas Roche on move from Sky to BMC: 'I'll be able to express myself again'

Irish champion Nicolas Roche says that he will be helping Richie Porte at the Tour de France and riding for himself at the Vuelta a España with new team BMC

Nicholas Roche in the 2016 Il Lombardia

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Nicolas Roche says that he will be able to express himself again with team BMC Racing, after two years with his dream team Sky.

Cycling Weekly reported the Roche/BMC deal in July. He leaves Sky after two years of service that included helping Chris Froome win the 2015 Tour de France.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.