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Landis to stay with Phonak

By Susan Westemeyer

Floyd Landis will remain with Phonak next year, team manager John Lalangue announced on Monday. "Floyd told me that he wants to stay with us, although he had several offers from other teams. That is naturally a big compliment and motivation for us," said Lalangue. The addition of Landis brings the team up to 22 riders for next year, and since UCI rules stipulate that a Pro Tour team must have at least 25 riders, management has stated that Lalangue is negotiating with additional riders to fill the roster.

The Phonak Cycling Team's 2006 roster as at September 12 is therefore: Aurélien Clerc (Swi), Martin Elmiger (Swi), Gregory Rast (Swi), Johann Tschopp (Swi), Alexandre Moos (Swi), Sascha Urweider (Swi), Steve Zampieri (Swi), Florian Stalder (Swi), Axel Merckx (Bel), Koos Moerenhout (Hol), Luis Fernandez Oliveira (Spa), Santos Gonzalez (Spa), José Enrique Gutierrez (Spa), Ignacio Gutierrez (Spa), Miguel Martin Perdiguero (Spa), Santiago Botero (Col), Victor Hugo Peña (Col), Floyd Landis (USA), Bert Grabsch (Ger), Nicolas Jalabert (Fra), Uros Murn (Slo), and Robert Hunter (RSA).

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