Elia Viviani becomes the latest rider to leave Team Sky as he joins Quick-Step Floors for 2018

Italian leaves team one year early after missing out on selection for Giro d'Italia

Elia Viviani at the 2017 edition of Milan-San Remo

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Italian sprinter Elia Viviani has become the fifth rider to announce that he will leave Team Sky at the end of the season, making the move to Quick-Step Floors for 2018.

Viviani will depart after three seasons at Sky which yielded 14 stage wins, moving to the Belgian squad on the same day that it was announced that Marcel Kittel would be leaving Quick-Step for Katusha-Alpecin next year.

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