Bahrain-Merida on Wednesday the transfer of Damiano Caruso officialised. The 30-year-old Italian comes out next season on BMC and signed for two seasons with the formation of sports director Rik Verbrugghe.
Caruso, an all-rounder which is both against the clock as in the mountains, his plan can pull reed over the past four years with BMC, especially in the service of team leaders Richie Porte and Tejay van Garderen. In Bahrain-Merida awaits him is likely the same task in the service of compatriot Vincenzo Nibali. On his own palmares is a stage in the Wielerweek Coppi-Bartali (2013) and toptiennoteringen in the overall classification of the Giro (8th in 2015) and Vuelta (9th in 2014). Last year, he ended the Tour as the eleventh, this year as a twentieth.
Bahrain-Merida picked before Dylan Teuns way at BMC. The Germans Phil Bauhaus and Marcel Sieberg came about, respectively, Sunweb and Lotto Soudal.