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Rabobank team changes to include Contador?

By:
Gregor Brown
Published:
August 24, 2007, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 22, 2009, 20:12 BST
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Latest Cycling News for August 24, 2007
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Team Rabobank is considering its future without team captains Michael Boogerd, who is retiring at...

Team Rabobank is considering its future without team captains Michael Boogerd, who is retiring at the end of this season, and Michael Rasmussen, who was fired during the Tour de France. Its future may be formed with Alberto Contador. The Tour de France winner is without a team for 2008 after Discovery Channel disbands at the end of this season.

The Spanish rider "has openly asked" about signing with the team, HLN.be reported, but says that the Dutch team has its doubts. De Telegraaf reports that Rabobank denies that it has had any contact with the Spanish rider.

The fate of some current riders on the squad are more definite. HLN.be stated that in order to make place for newly-signed riders Bram Tankink, Michiel Elijzen and "presumably" Laurens Ten Dam, three riders will be let go: Leon Van Bon, Max Van Heeswijk and Thorwald Veneberg, on the other hand, current riders Mauricio Ardila, Graeme Brown, Marc De Maar and Jan Boven will all be offered new or extended contracts.

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