Rohan Dennis will leave BMC Racing at the end of the season, joining Bahrain-Merida on a two-year deal. First revealed by Cyclingnews in June, the move was confirmed by the team on Thursday. Dennis, 28, began his WorldTour career with the Garmin-Sharp squad of Jonathan Vaughters but left the team midway through the 2014 season after they agreed to allow him to break his contract to move to BMC. He helped the team to back-to-back team time trial victories at the World Championships, and in 2015 he won the opening time trial of the Tour de France and wore the yellow jersey for a day. ADVERTISEMENT In the past couple of seasons, Dennis has sought to expand on his qualities against the clock and target the general classification in stage races, including the Grand Tours. At this year's Giro d'Italia he wore the pink jersey, won the stage 16 time trial, and finished 16th overall, though nearly an hour down on winner Chris Froome. It's a path he is set to continue at Bahrain-Merida, where he will act as a secondary option away from the team's figurehead Vincenzo Nibali, much like he has done with Richie Porte at BMC over the past year or so. "I am extremely excited to be joining Bahrain-Merida for the next two years. The organisation has been upfront and honest about their plans and objectives for me the entire time, which is really positive. As I know, we are working towards the same goals," said Dennis.
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