Transfer mechanics: Richie Porte edges closer to Trek-Segafredo contract

Richie Porte in the bunch during stage 4 at Tour de Romandie

Cyclingnews has learned from several sources that Richie Porte 's next team is set to be Trek-Segafredo with the Australian moving at the end of this season. Porte and his representatives have held talks with several teams over the last few months as speculation mounted as to the long-term future of BMC Racing . Contracts cannot be officially signed until the UCI'S August 1 deadline but we have learned that Porte and Trek-Segafredo have an agreement in principle. Porte, who heads into the Tour de France as one of the contenders for overall victory, has been part of the BMC Racing set up for three seasons and has solidified his position as one of the best week-long stage racers of his generation. He recently won the Tour de Suisse, and has a strong BMC Racing squad to back him at the Tour de France in July. He is currently putting ...

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