Transfer news: Mikel Nieve extends with Team Sky

Having finished eighth overall at the Vuelta a Espana, Mikel Nieve has announced a two-year contract extension with Team Sky. The Basque climber joined the British squad in 2014 following the closure of the Euskaltel-Euskadi team. Nieve won the final stage of the 2014 Critérium du Dauphiné but has primarily ridden as a domestique for Chris Froome with Sky but was given the opportunity to pursue his own personal ambitions at the Vuelta last month after Froome was forced to abandon.

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