Belgian racer Philippe Gilbert has signed for BMC Racing on a three-year-deal.
"They were interested in me from the beginning,” Sky Sports News quotes Gilbert as saying.
"My objectives are clear - to go for the one-day classics and then go to the Tour to learn and help Cadel.
"Next year with the start in Liege, it's close to my home. So I will try to win a stage and then help Cadel win the Tour."
The Belgian professional racked up a number of wins this season including the Fleche Wallonne, Liege-Bastogne-Liege, Clasica San Sebastian and the Amstel Gold Race.