Kenny Elissonde confirmed as Team Sky's 'final' signing for 2017

The British squad announced the signing of the Frenchman shortly after confirming the recruitment of Diego Rosa

Kenny Elissonde at the 2016 Vuelta a España (Yuzuru Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Team Sky confirmed their second signing of the day on Thursday, announcing that young French rider Kenny Elissonde will be joining the team for 2017 on a two-year deal.

Elissonde joins from FDJ, and was described by the British squad as their "final" signing of the year with five new recruits on board for 2017.

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Richard Windsor

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