German champ Knees joins Team Sky

Christian Knees, Tour de France 2009, stage 18 TT

German road race champion Christian Knees has signed up with British-based Team Sky after Pegasus Racing failed to secure a ride in cycling's top league.

Knees, 29, had signed up to the ambitious Australian Pegasus Racing outfit late last season having ridden for Milram since 2006, but sought to find a new squad for 2011 after Pegasus failed to first gain a ProTeam licence and then a Professional Continental place from the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI).

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