It has been confirmed today that Mark Cavendish is to leave Team Sky.
Dave Brailsford, Team Principal, said:
“Mark has been a true champion for Team Sky this year.
“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.
“Cav won 15 races with us, including his first stage race, three Tour stages, and the fourth win in his unbeaten run on the Champs Elysees.
“The sight of him winning in Paris, with the yellow jersey leading out the world champion - both in Team Sky kit - is something you’ll never forget.
“Mark also gets what Team Sky stands for and has been a real ambassador, on and off the bike, helping to inspire more people to ride and to love this sport.
“We all wish Mark the very best with his future ambitions in a new team and as a British rider.”