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Schleck brothers to quit Saxo Bank cycling team
Tour de France runner-up Andy Schleck will leave the Saxo Bank team with his brother Frank to join a new Luxembourg-based outfit, according to reports.
Andy Schleck won his third consecutive white jersey as best young rider but missed out on the coveted yellow jersey - as Alberto Contador claimed his third triumph.
With Saxo Bank set to quit at the end of 2010, the Schleck brothers are reportedly lined up to join ex-Riis employee Brian Nygaard.
"It's official, we will not be riding with [Saxo Bank owner] Bjarne [Riis] in 2011," 2010 Tour de France runner-up Andy Schleck told cyclingnews.com.
"It's been a fantastic five years for me, I learnt a lot in that time. I'll stay friends with Bjarne but this is the end of the road for us as a team."
While his younger brother battled it out with Contador in the general classification, Frank's Tour ended prematurely when he broke his collarbone during stage three.