Dani King leaves Wiggle-High5 after four years to join American squad Cylance Pro Cycling, where she will ride with Kirsten Wild

Olympic gold medallist Dani King will depart the Wiggle-High5 team at the end of the season to take up a new contract with the American Cylance team.

King, winner of the team pursuit at London 2012, has enjoyed a successful year focussing exclusively on the road, winning the Red Hook Criterium, finishing third in the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race and fourth in the Santos Women’s Tour Down Under.

She also enjoyed strong performances stateside midseason, finishing 11th in the overall standings at the Tour of California and seventh at the Philly Classic WorldTour event.

Talking about her signing, Cylance Pro Cycling’s sports director Manel Lacambra said: “[Dani] rode at a high level the whole season and showed her talent,” he said.

“Her track curriculum is great and we believe she will continue to improve with more opportunities down the road. We will see her succeed even more.”

King joins fellow new signing Kirsten Wild at Cylance. The Dutch sprinter, winner of the Prudential RideLondon Grand Prix and Tour de Yorkshire women’s race, joins from Hitec Products.