Schleck brothers stay with CSC through 2010

Frank Schleck at the 2007 Giro dell Emilia

Frank Schleck at the 2007 Giro dell Emilia (Image credit: Sirotti)

By Susan Westemeyer

Fränk and Andy Schleck have extended their contracts with Team CSC through 2010, the team announced Saturday. "We're talking two of the greatest talents in the entire sport, who are both responsible for some fantastic results at a very young age, and they'll both be playing important roles on Team CSC in the future," said team manager Bjarne Riis.

Fränk, 27, has been with the Danish team since 2003. This year he won the Giro dell Emilia and a stage in the Tour de Suisse. In 2006 he won the Amstel Gold Race and the Alpe d'Huez stage in the Tour de France. Younger brother Andy, 22, finished second overall in this year's Giro d'Italia. He joined CSC in 2005.

"They both began their professional careers with us and have steadily developed into huge profiles. To me Fränk and Andy are the perfect picture of modern cycling sport so I'm extremely proud to have them both on the team for another three years. It's unusual to make such long extensions, but with riders of this caliber, with this kind of talent and such great prospects it's actually a privilege to do so," said Riis. "They're two of the most important profiles on our team and I anticipate them winning some of the biggest races in the future. With these new contracts Team CSC has taken one of the most important steps ever towards the future."

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