Michal Kwiatkowski confirmed to leave Etixx-Quick-Step

Etixx-Quick-Step boss Patrick Lefevere confirms that world champion Michal Kwiatkowski will leave the team at the end of the year, with Team Sky most likely to sign him

Michal Kwiatkowski during the Team Presentation of the 2015 Tour de Francet

(Image credit: Watson)

World champion Michal Kwiatkowski will leave Etixx-Quick-Step at the end of the season, team boss Patrick Lefevere confirmed to Sporza on the second Tour de France rest day.

One of the reasons for the Pole's departure is his desire to go after the general classification at the Tour, which Lefevere wasn't keen for him to do.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.