BMC Racing saved by merger with CCC and agree deal with Greg Van Avermaet

The American team will merge with CCC Sprandi Polkowice for 2019 and have resigned Greg Van Avermaet

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

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

BMC Racing and CCC Sprandi to merge for the 2019 season, saving the team and keeping star rider and current Tour de France race leader Greg Van Avermaet.

American general manager Jim Ochowicz and the team confirmed the deal in a news conference on Monday afternoon.

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