Itís that time of year, with the season ending and contracts coming to an end, for the annual game of musical saddles. Hot on the heels of the news that Team BMC Racing have signed Brit Adam Blythe and Belgian Klaas Lodewyck comes the announcement that they have also signed up another British rider in the shape of Steve Cummings, double-runner-up at the Tour of Britain (2008 and 2011.) The 30-year-old all-rounder was part of Great Britain’s world championship winning pursuit team in 2005 and took silver in the same event at the 2004 Olympics.
Commenting on his move away from Team Sky, Cummings said, “They’ve just won the Tour de France, and the riders they’ve signed have the chance to win almost any race. Their entire program really has the whole packageÖI want to work as hard as possible for the team and make the most of any opportunities that come my way. If I can do that, then I’m happy.”