Schleck brothers launch Team Leopard-Trek

Thu, 06 Jan 17:03:00 2011

The Schleck brothers officially launched their own Luxembourg-based "Team Leopard-Trek" with a line-up of leading names and sponsors.

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"We have developed our new team, aiming for a fresh and innovative style," general manager Brian Nygaard said in Luxembourg.

Last year's Tour de France runner-up Andy Schleck, who should again be a main contender this year, and his brother Frank left Saxo Bank at the end of the season to start their own team.

They have gathered together several top names, including world time trial champion Fabian Cancellara and Paris-Roubaix winner Stuart O'Grady as well as veteran Jens Voigt, sprint specialist Daniele Bennati and climbing specialist Fabian Wegmann.

"With riders on the roster who can win from the first race of the season to the final, we are looking to be competitive in a lots of races,", added Nygaard.

Luxembourg energy company Enovos was announced as a sponsor, joining Mercedes-Benz, Shimano, Speedplay and Schwalbe.

Reuters

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