Beñat Intxausti to leave Team Sky for Euskadi-Murias

The Spaniard will be leaving the WorldTour after battling with illness

Benat Intxausti on stage one of the 2016 Tour of Poland. Photo: Graham Watson

(Image credit: Watson)

Spaniard Beñat Intxausti will be leaving Team Sky to ride for Euskadi-Murias after battling with illness.

The 32-year-old had signed for the British WorldTour team from Movistar in 2016 but recent seasons have been hampered by illness.

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.