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Schleck brothers to stay at Saxo Bank

Cycling News
July 30, 2009, 11:27 BST,
July 30, 2009, 7:38 BST
First Edition Cycling News, Thursday, July 30, 2009
Tour de France, Stage 21
Best young rider Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank)

Best young rider Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank)

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Rumours quashed by manager and team

Following recent rumours that Andy and Fränk Schleck would switch to the new team headed by Lance Armstrong and sponsored by American electronics retailer Radio Shack, the brothers' manager - Giovanni Lombardi - has made it clear that next season the brothers will ride for Saxo Bank.

"There is no chance that Frank and Andy will move to Radio Shack," the former professional rider-turned-agent told French sports daily L'Equipe.

Having guided Andy and Fränk to second and fifth overall respectively in the recent Tour de France, Saxo Bank management has also weighed in to deny the pair is going to ride for anyone else next year.

"Both Andy and Frank have a contract until 2010 with us. They will be off contract and we even hope they will sign for us again," it said.

Italian press reports alleged that Andy Schleck wasn't even aware of the apparent interest from Armstrong's team, however. "I'll serve my contract with Saxo until after 2010. And I will still ride the Vuelta to prepare for the world championships," he said.

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