Paris: Spint ace Mark Cavendish is leaving Team Sky in order to fulfil his Tour de France ambitions after spending this year's race serving as a domestique for race winner Bradley Wiggins, the British team said on Thursday.
Briton Cavendish, the 2011 world champion who has 23 Tour de France stage wins, will join Belgian team Omega Pharma-Quick Step for the 2013 season. Sky's Team Principal Dave Brailsford said Cavendish had been instrumental in the relatively new outfit's success.
"Mark has been a true champion for Team Sky this year," he said in a statement confirming Cavendish was leaving. It's been an honour having the rainbow jersey in this team and great to work so closely with a rider I've known since he was a junior. He has been a real team player, making history in a Tour de France winning team."
Wiggins was Team Sky's only priority on the Tour this year as he became the first Briton to win the world's greatest cycling race....more
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London: Alexander Vinokourov of Kazakhstan surprisingly took the gold medal in the men's cycling road race at the London Olympics on Saturday, winning a two-man sprint to the finish after favorite Mark Cavendish had dropped out of contention. Vinokourov, who served a two-year ban after testing positive for blood doping during the 2007 Tour de France, has said he will retire from cycling after the London Games. He's certainly going...
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