Van Avermaet shows 'loyalty' to BMC in their hunt for a sponsor

Greg van Avermaet (BMC Racing) at Tirreno-Adriatico

Greg Van Avermaet has come forward and given BMC Racing a major boost by pledging his loyalty to the team despite uncertainty over the team's future. There are currently no concrete plans for the team to carry on in 2019 with none of the current riders on contracts beyond this year. Although there have been noises from within the BMC camp of the team having enough funds to survive on a lower budget next year they are still seeking the investment of a title sponsor. Van Avermaet has been with BMC Racing since 2011 and has enjoyed almost all of his high profile success with the team, including last year's win in Paris-Roubaix. The team's other marquee rider, Richie Porte, confirmed to Cyclingnews in February that he would give BMC Racing's management until May to find a sponsor but Van Avermaet has told Cyclingnews at Tirreno-Adriatico that he would give ...

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