Nicolas Roche confirmed for BMC for 2017 season

Team Sky's Nicolas Roche will team up with Richie Porte and Tejay van Garderen at BMC for the 2017 season

Nicholas Roche wins Stage 18 of the 2015 Vuelta Espana from Haimar Zubeldia

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Nicolas Roche, Irish champion in both the road race and time trial, will race for BMC in 2017, confirming that he will leave Team Sky after two seasons.

The American outfit will be Roche's sixth top tier team in his 12-year career, having started at Cofidis and also ridden for Credit Agricole, Ag2r La Mondiale and Tinkoff-Saxo before arriving at Team Sky in 2015.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.