Elia Viviani 'could leave Sky before Vuelta a España'

Italian sprinter could quit Team Sky in unusual mid-season move as he searches for a Grand Tour role in 2017

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Elia Viviani could leave Team Sky as early as August to race the Vuelta a España, reports Italy's La Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper.

The Italian, overlooked for the Giro d'Italia and Tour de France, wants to race a Grand Tour in 2017. The article says that Viviani has agreed to a two-year deal with Giuseppe Saronni's UAE Emirates team.

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