Johan Bruyneel is still looking for a new sponsor to replace Discovery Channel. "It's not easy to find someone who writes a $15 million check," he told the AP.
He said that he might ask Lance Armstrong to help him with the search. "It's only done when it's done," Bruyneel said. "There might be strong interest and there may be people who are recently coming to talk."
Bruyneel's search may get easier after Discovery's successful week of racing. Allan Davis took the final stage and sprinter's jersey at the Tour of Qinghai Lake in China Sunday. He wore the green jersey from stage 1 until the end of the race.
Meanwhile, on another continent, Bruyneel finds himself in the enviable position of still having two serious Tour de France GC contenders in the mix. After Sunday's Stage 14, Alberto Contador Velasco sits second at 2'23" and Levi Leipheimer is in fourth at 4'29" behind yellow jersey wearer Michael Rasmussen (Rabobank). Contador also wears the white jersey of the best young rider leader.