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BMC Pro Team
19 Mar 2016 - 1:29 PM 

Richie Porte and Tejay van Garderen will team up for the first time when BMC line up at Volta Ciclista a Catalunya from 21-27 March.

They've tested their legs separately at Paris-Nice (Porte) and Tirreno-Adriatico (van Garderen) but will both headline BMC. 

"We've trained together a fair bit so it's nice to finally be able to race together. It's also a good chance to get some more race days in the legs following Paris-Nice," Porte said.

"It's a race that suits Richie and I well and we're going in with a strong team. I didn't get the opportunity to really test myself on the climbs at Tirreno-Adriatico with the cancellation of the queen stage, so it will be good to do so in Catalunya," van Garderen explained.

BMC roster for Volta Ciclista a Catalunya: Darwin Atapuma (COL), Brent Bookwalter (USA), Rohan Dennis (AUS), Philippe Gilbert (BEL), Ben Hermans (BEL), Richie Porte (AUS), Samuel Sanchez (ESP), Tejay van Garderen (USA).