Ben Swift set to leave Team Sky for Lampre in 2017

The Brit will join the Chinese backed Lampre team for the 2017 season after six years at Sky

Ben Swift places second in Milan-San Remo 2016

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Britain's Ben Swift, who sprinted to second in this year's Milan-San Remo, will leave Team Sky at the end of the year and join Chinese/Italian team TJ-Lampre.

Sky brass told those close to the team that Swift was leaving, but the 28-year-old has yet to confirm the move to TJ-Lampre. Cycling Weekly learned, however, that the deal is done already.

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