Mark Cavendish wants to leave Team Sky

Mark Cavendish
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Mark Cavendish reveals that he wants to leave Team Sky after only a year with the racing outfit.

Mark Cavendish has revealed that he wants to leave Team Sky after only a year with the racing outfit.

The 27-year-old hopes to meet with team principal Dave Brailsford during the upcoming Tour of Britain to hold amicable discussions over his future.

"I want the best for British cycling, it has grown so much and we had this idea that we could have this British Super team that could win stages and dominate," Cavendish told the Telegraph.

"Dave sold me the idea last year but for some reason it hasn't worked out like that. It's difficult to do.

"Winning the [Tour de France] yellow jersey is the biggest thing in cycling, for me not to want a team and a company I love not to go and do the biggest thing would be wrong.

"I've been very happy at Sky, I am still happy at Sky. It's the guys I grew up racing with, a management I grew up racing with. I don't want to compromise Sky and hopefully Sky won't compromise me."

Cavendish is fourth on the Tour de France's all-time list of stage winners with 23 victories.

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