Hendricks, a member of Team RoadCover for the last two years, narrowly lost to Hoffman in the Cycle4Cansa Championship in August.
Now he hopes to add depth to the BCX team by riding alongside his former rival.
“Nolan and I get along very well,” he said at the weekend. “It’ll be great to ride with him for a change; not against him.”
The chemistry between them would be a big benefit, he said. “We’ve known each other for a long time. We will communicate on the best tactics to help the team win.
“As long as the team is winning and the spirits are up, I’ll be happy,” he added.
Hendricks, 27, and Hoffman have a cycling history dating back 10 years.
“We went to the same club when I was still competing at Under-16 and junior levels in Paarl,” Hendricks said.
“We came through the same coaching systems and have similar backgrounds and acquaintances. We’re best friends; like brothers now.”
Hendricks said he would have to be versatile at BCX. “On the big climbs, I may be expected to give the team the upper hand in bunch sprints,” he explained.
“This leans towards the harder races. Nolan and I will probably lead the way most of the time; whoever feels best at the time. We’ll ride according to team objectives,” he added.
The variety in the team, he said, could benefit him in numerous ways.
“The team is suited to all types of riding,” he said. “There are guys who can race aggressive, guys for controlled racing, guys for bunch sprints and guys to lead.
“It’ll make my life a whole lot easier if I have strong riders and support around me.
“We’ll be working as a unit, and I’m looking forward to that type of team ethos,” he added.