Cavendish in Team Sky exit

BRITAIN’S Mark Cavendish has confirmed he is quitting Team Sky after just one season in favour of joining Belgian outfit Omega Pharma-Quick Step on a three-year contract.

The 27-year-old joined Bradley Wiggins in Dave Brailsford’s stellar line-up less than a year ago but admitted to frustrations during the summer that the team’s tactics did not suit him.

Cavendish, who won the Tour de France’s green jersey and the road racing World Championship in 2011, confirmed his switch on Twitter yesterday. He is thought to have parted from Team Sky amicably, albeit prematurely.