Mark Cavendish joins MTN-Qhubeka

Mark Cavendish of Great Britain and Etixx-Quick Step celebrates his stage victory on the podium following stage seven of the 2015 Tour de France, a 190.5km stage between Livarot and Fougeres on July 10, 2015
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Mark Cavendish confirms that he is leaving Etixx-QuickStep to sign a three-year contract with MTN-Qhubeka.

British cyclist Mark Cavendish has agreed to race for MTN-Qhubeka from 2016.

The 30-year-old has made the switch following a stint with Belgian team Etixx-QuickStep, which he has been a part of since 2012.

However, Cavendish has now signed a three-year deal with the South African outfit, who will be known as Team Dimension Data next year.

"I'm super excited about becoming a part of the team for 2016," the 26-time Tour de France stage winner said in a statement.

"It is a team that I have watched closely as it has grown, especially over this season and been really impressed with the spirit, strength and dynamics of the group. It's fair to say that most of the peloton has seen how incredible the team raced this year."

It has also been confirmed that Mark Renshaw and Bernhard Eisel will both join the squad.

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