Team Sky reportedly close to signing promising Cannondale-Drapac rider

Dylan Van Baarle is a former winner of the Tour of Britain

Dylan Van Baarle at the 2016 Tour of Britain

(Image credit: Watson)

Team Sky are reportedly close to signing Cannondale-Drapac rider Dylan van Baarle, despite the American team having previously announced that that the Dutchman would stay until 2019.

As reported by De Telegraaf, Van Baarle's extension with Cannondale had been an oral agreement rather than a written contract, and the 25-year-old had decided to look for other options when it was announced that the future of Cannondale-Drapac was in doubt for 2018 with the withdrawal of a major sponsor.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.