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British time trial champion Alex Dowsett has become the latest member to leave Team Sky.
He has joined the Spanish team Movistar in a move that follows the departures of sporting director Steven De Jongh and race coach Bobby Julich. Both admitted they had taken performance-enhancing drugs in fallout from the Lance Armstrong scandal. Senior sports director Sean Yates retired from cycling Sunday.
Dowsett finished eighth in the time trial at the world championships last month and narrowly missed being 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.''
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Team Sky says sports director Steven de Jongh has left the British squad after admitting to doping during his cycling career.
The Dutchman's departure comes after the team asked staff and riders to confirm whether they had any links to doping in the wake of the Lance Armstrong scandal.
Team Sky says De Jongh ''disclosed that he had taken a banned substance earlier in...
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