Mark Cavendish's long-term manager joins him at Team Dimension Data

Rolf Aldag leaves Etixx-QuickStep to join British sprinter Mark Cavendish at MTN/Team Dimension Data

Rolf Aldag. Photo: Yuzuru Sunada

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

German Rolf Aldag will join Mark Cavendish at team MTN/Dimension Data after leaving Etixx-QuickStep. The Belgian WorldTour team said in a press release this morning that it has parted ways with its sport and development manager.

Etixx did not explain why in the release, but wished Aldag "good luck for his future." South African team, MTN released a statement 90 minutes later saying that Aldag starts immediately as its performance manager.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.