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Leipheimer signs RadioShack deal

As reported on VeloNews.com on August 14, Levi Leipheimer has inked a two-year deal with Lance Armstrong's new RadioShack team, the U.S. cyclist confirmed Tuesday. "There were other possibilities, but I've signed with the best team in the world, an American team that's going to sign more American riders," Leipheimer said. Leipheimer said he plans to race the Tour of California, the Dauphiné Libéré and the Tour de France in 2010. "Those are my three favorite races and top my objectives for next year," he said.

By Agence France Presse

As reported on VeloNews.com on August 14, Levi Leipheimer has inked a two-year deal with Lance Armstrong’s new RadioShack team, the U.S. cyclist confirmed Tuesday.

“There were other possibilities, but I’ve signed with the best team in the world, an American team that’s going to sign more American riders,” Leipheimer said.

Leipheimer said he plans to race the Tour of California, the Dauphiné Libéré and the Tour de France in 2010.

“Those are my three favorite races and top my objectives for next year,” he said.

Belgian media reported last week that Belgians Sebastien Rosseler and Gert Steegmans are set to join the new RadioShack squad, which is set to be managed by current Astana team manager Johan Bruyneel.

Bruyneel still has to negotiate his way out of the remaining year left on his contract with Astana.