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Alex Dowsett leaves Team Sky for Movistar

Alex Dowsett leaves Team Sky for Movistar

British time trial champion Alex Dowsett has become the third member of Team Sky to leave in a week, by joining Spanish team Movistar.
Dowsett finished eighth in the time trial at the world championships last month, and narrowly missed out on being a part of Britain's Olympic cycling team.
He says, "This isn't a decision I have taken lightly. Sky is a fantastic team and I was flattered that they wanted me to stay but I have a new opportunity and a new chapter of my career."
His move follows the departures of sporting director Steven De Jongh, and race coach Bobby Julich, who both admitted they had taken performance-enhancing drugs, in fallout from the Lance Armstrong scandal. Senior sports director Sean Yates retired from cycling on Sunday.


Updated : 2021-02-27 12:44 GMT+08:00