Bobby Julich leaves Team Sky

Julich leaves Team Sky
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Bobby Julich leaves Team Sky after two seasons with the Dave Brailsford's outfit.

Team Sky have announced that race coach Bobby Julich has left his position due to past involvement in doping.

Cycling is currently dealing with the fallout from the Lance Armstrong affair, which has rocked the sport over the past few weeks.

Team principal Dave Brailsford has always outlined a staunch anti-doping policy within his crew, but commended Julich for his "courage" in coming forward to atone for previous misdeeds.

"Bobby has shown courage in admitting to the errors he made long before his time with Team Sky," said Brailsford. "We understand that this is a difficult step for him and we've done our best to support him.

"It's important to emphasise that there have been no doubts about his work with us or his approach as a coach. He has done a good job and been a good colleague during his two years with us. Bobby has our best wishes for the future.

"We've made clear our commitment to being a clean team and been open about the steps we're taking. Although it's never easy to part, we believe this is the right thing to do."

Julich leaves after two season with Team Sky.

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