Vino to leave Germany?

According to German news agency dpa, Alexandre Vinokourov is considering leaving the T-Mobile squad after this season. The winner of this year's Liège-Bastogne-Liège and Dauphiné Libéré's stage to Mont Ventoux is reported to have "serious contacts" with a French team, and a previous report had him linked with Discovery Channel.

Vino's teammate Matthias Kessler may also change squads, as the 26 year-old has been linked with the other German ProTour team, Gerolsteiner. Meanwhile, T-Mobile has also acknowledged the strong rumour that Michael Rogers will join the team next year. "The Bonn-based team confirmed its interest in the 24-year-old from Barham. Both parties have reached an agreement, although no contact has been signed yet," said a news article on T-Mobile's website.

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