On Air Night Flight | 1:00am - 6:00am

Cavendish Joins Team Sky

After weeks of speculation, World Champion cyclist Mark Cavendish is to join Team Sky for next season.

The Manx Missile announced the move on Twitter late this afternoon.

The 26-year-old from Laxey will be joined by great friend and former HTC Highroad team-mate Bernie Eisel - Eisel has been one of Cav's top lead-out riders at big events like the Tour de France.

Cavendish is quoted by BBC Sport as saying - "I'm confident that we can achieve success with the guys at Sky and my main aim is to win stages and the green jersey at the Tour de France."

More from Isle of Man Sport