• Richie Porte is set to lead the Australian team for the world road cycling championships. (AAP) (Getty)Source: Getty
Sure, we all knew but Richie Porte confirmed it on social media overnight.
Cycling Central

24 Aug 2018 - 9:37 AM  UPDATED 24 Aug 2018 - 11:08 AM

Porte confirmed overnight what was probably the worst-kept piece of transfer news this season. 

"So I'm finally able to confirm that I'll be joining Trek-Segafredo next season," he said on the video posted to Trek- Segafredo's social media channels overnight.

"Which for me is exciting news. I'm really looking forward to joining the team, it's a great team and I think it's a great fit so I'm just looking forward to getting things started January 1st 

"But at the same time I have to say thanks to BMC racing team to staff and riders - it's been a hell of a journey and I've really enjoyed the last three years."

The Tasmanian sat out the team presentation for the Vuelta a Espana due to a gastro issue, but should be raring to go for BMC in what is largely a race of redepemtion after crashing out of the Tour de France on Stage 9.

SBS will broadcast all stages of the 2018 Vuelta a España.

Porte is also aiming to claim the rainbow jersey at the Road World Championships in Austria late September. You can catch every stage of the Vuelta with SBS plus the World Championships action on SBS