Japan’s Miyazawa Signs With Team Saxo Bank

PARIS, Oct 21, 2011 (AFP) - Saxo Bank have signed Japanese veteran Takashi Miyazawa on a one-year deal, team manager and owner Bjarne Riis announced Friday. "In my opinion Takashi is a rider that has proven to be worthy of a chance to become part of a World Tour team," Riis said in a team statement. "He has a very professional approach to his sport, he is always willing … [Read more...]

Brice Feillu Replaces Bennati In Giro Selection

LEOPARD TREK is proud to announce its roster for the upcoming Giro d’Italia. In the line-up next Saturday will be Brice Feillu, replacing Daniele Bennati, who got sidelined after a crash in the Tour de Romandie last week. “Without Bennati, winner of the points classification at the Giro in 2008, we lose the opportunity to go for the red points jersey,” says Sports Director Luca … [Read more...]

Team Leopard-Trek Announced In Luxembourg

After more than half a year of solid efforts, including meticulous planning, rider recruitment and rigorous application processes, the Luxembourg Pro Cycling Project has finally come to full fruition. The team’s General Manager, Brian Nygaard revealed today to a packed house of media that the much anticipated Luxembourg-based team will be called, Team Leopard- Trek. The official presentation of … [Read more...]

Schleck Team Signs Italian Sprinter Bennati

PARIS - Italian sprinter Daniele Bennati has signed a two-year deal with the Luxembourg Pro Cycling Project, where brothers Andy and Frank Schleck will carry hopes of winning the Tour de France yellow jersey. Bennati has joined compatriots Davide Vigano and first-year pro Giacomo Nizzolo, as well as Portugese Bruno Pires in signing for the team. "Bennati is such a classy rider and we … [Read more...]