Kwiatkowski: I want the TTT title as a parting gift for Etixx - Quick-Step

World Champion says he'll give it his all for the team this Sunday as he prepares to leave the Belgian squad at the end of the season

Michal Kwiatkowski on stage six of the 2015 Tour of Poland

(Image credit: Watson)

Michal Kwiatkowski says he wants to win the World Championship team time trial on Sunday as a "parting gift" to Etixx - Quick-Step, as he looks set to leave the team for the 2016 season.

Rumours flew for much of the year around the future of the World Champion, and after initially saying he'd prefer to stay with the Belgian team, he seemingly had a change of heart and was confirmed to be leaving the team by owner Patrick Lefevere in July.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

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