Fenn on his way to Quick Step rather than Sky

Russell Downing and Andrew Fenn in escape, Tour of Qatar 2011, stage three

Andrew Fenn proved himself as one of the most promising young British riders in the Under 23 World Championships road race on Friday. The An Post rider won a bronze medal, and will now step up to the WorldTour next season, but instead of signing for British Team Sky he will instead join Belgium's Omega Pharma Quick Step.

"[Team Sky] can only take so many British guys, and they have a lot of guys on the roster," Fenn, a former BC Olympic Academy rider told Cycling Weekly. "I talked with Shane [Sutton] and the Sky guys, but there was an option with Quick Step and I am happy to go there."

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