Team High Road: Giant stays, Audi drives away

Team High Road, the new incarnation of the former T-Mobile team, has lost one more sponsor, but will keep its supplier of the team's most critical gear: their bikes. Bike supplier Giant has indicated that it will stay with the newly named team, but the Directeurs Sportif will have to find a new way to follow the riders around after automobile manufacturer Audi said that it will stop supplying the team with cars.

The team lost its title sponsor on Wednesday, as well as clothing sponsor Adidas following a season during which the team could not escape the repercussions of past doping practices. The team's manager, Bob Stapleton, took over ownership of the team, running on funds from various sources, one of which is reportedly a settlement from T-Mobile, whose sponsorship contract lasted through 2010.

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