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by Mark Zalewski
July 29, 2016
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Cort wins uphill sprint in Tour of Denmark, stage 2; Mestre wins sprint on stage 1 of Vuelta a Portugal; Mareczko adds second stage win at Tour of Qinghai Lake; Rio Olympics: UCI pursuing 3 possible Russian doping cases but will allow 11 others to compete; Brian Cookson Interview: Team size revision, Tour anti-doping, disc-brake ban and more; Reengineering the Tour de France; Pro cyclist group pushes back against WorldTour reforms; Questions raised over Wiggins’ charity; Sources: Roche to BMC; Rio athletes could face troubles with unofficial sponsors; Tour of Qinghai Lake, stage 9 highlights; Best of on-board cameras with Team Sky; Life on the Tour: CyclingTips 2016 Tour de France Vlog, part 5
Sources familiar with the negotiations have said the current Irish road race and time trial champion Nicolas Roche will leave Team Sky for BMC Racing in 2017.
Nicholas Roches wins stage 18 of the 2015 Vuelta a Espana.
Roche played a support role for Chris Froome at last year’s Tour de France and Vuelta a España, also winning a stage there after Froome abandoned with a broken foot.
The son of Irish cycling legend Stephen Roche would be bolstering BMC’s support of GC leader Richie Porte in his bid to win the 2017 Tour de France.
UCI rules bar teams from announcing signings until 1 August.
Team Sky has already confirmed that current Froome support riders Sergio Henao, Geraint Thomas, Mikel Nieve and Wout Poels will return to the team in 2017.
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