Rohan Dennis extends contract at BMC past 2016

Rohan Dennis extends his contract with BMC through the 2017 season after two years of strong performances

Rohan Dennis wins stage one of the 2015 Tour de France

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Rohan Dennis has committed his immediate future to the BMC team, extending his contract past the end of 2016.

The 26-year-old Australian moved to he American team midway through the 2014 season from Garmin-Sharp, making an immediate impact by helping them to the World Championships team time trial title.

The following year Dennis upset many of the favourite in the opening time trial at the Tour de France, taking the yellow jersey ahead of the likes of Fabian Cancellara and Tom Dumoulin.

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He also set the UCI Hour Record in February, which was later beaten by Alex Dowsett and, then, Sir Bradley Wiggins.

"Since Rohan joined us in 2014 he has had some incredible victories, including winning the 2015 Tour de France time trial which saw him wear the yellow jersey," said general manager Jim Ochowicz.

"It's a natural decision to keep a rider of this calibre in the team, particularly as he has not yet reached his full potential as a rider. I look forward to seeing him do so with BMC."

The exact length of the contract extension was not revealed, but the Australian will certainly be there for the 2017 season.

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