Ian Boswell to leave Team Sky to join Katusha-Alpecin for 2018

The American leaves the British team after four years to take up more leadership opportunities

Ian Boswell.

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American Ian Boswell will switch over to Katusha-Alpecin from Team Sky in 2018, with the Swiss team saying "the time has come to switch to a leader's role."

Boswell, now 26-years-old, joined Sky on a three-year deal in 2013 and renewed ahead of the 2016 season, but has now signed a contract for a two-year stay at Katusha.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.