Steven de Jongh quits Team Sky

Updated: October 29, 2012, 2:14 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Team Sky says sports director Steven de Jongh has left the British squad after admitting to doping during his cycling career.

The Dutchman's departure comes after the team asked staff and riders to confirm whether they had any links to doping in the wake of the Lance Armstrong scandal.

Team Sky says De Jongh "disclosed that he had taken a banned substance earlier in his career as a professional rider." Team principal Dave Brailsford calls him a "highly valued sports director ...

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