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Kurt-Asle Arvesen leaving Saxo Bank for Team Sky

Kurt-Asle Arvesen will race next season for the new British cycling outfit Team Sky, his Saxo Bank team announced on Sunday. The 34-year-old Norwegian champion has raced for the Danish team run by Bjarne Riis since 2004. Arvesen, who won stage 11 of the Tour de France in 2008, was forced to withdraw from this year's Tour after breaking a collarbone in a heavy crash on stage 10.

By Agence France Presse

Kurt-Asle Arvesen will race next season for the new British cycling outfit Team Sky, his Saxo Bank team announced on Sunday.

The 34-year-old Norwegian champion has raced for the Danish team run by Bjarne Riis since 2004.

Arvesen, who won stage 11 of the Tour de France in 2008, was forced to withdraw from this year’s Tour after breaking a collarbone in a heavy crash on stage 10.

Arvesen hit the deck as he tried to avoid a spectator who had fallen into the road after being clipped by a motorbike. He finished the stage, but was obviously in great pain and dropped out of the Tour.