BMC Racing boss refuses to comment on reports that team could merge with CCC Sprandi Polkowice

Polish team could step up to WorldTour level through merger with BMC Racing

Jan Hirt leads Tejay van Garderen at the Giro d'Italia

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

As reports emerged that BMC Racing could be saved by a merger with CCC Sprandi Polkowice, general manager Jim Ochowicz refused to comment on the deal.

The French newspaper L'Equipe reported on Wednesday morning that a merger could be in place. Cycling Weekly understands that the Polish team, after racing the Giro d'Italia in 2015 and 2017, is pushing for a spot in the WorldTour, meaning the fit could be perfect.

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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.