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Leipheimer signs with RadioShack team, source tells VeloNews

Levi Leipheimer signed yesterday to ride with RadioShack in 2010, a source close to the team told VeloNews. “It’s not 100 percent, but it looks pretty likely on (Chris) Horner as well,” the source said. (Horner later told VeloNews that he is still weighing offers from several teams.) The two American riders were widely expected to follow Lance Armstrong from Astana to his new team. Contacted Friday, Leipheimer said he wasn’t at liberty to discuss his team situation for next year.

By Ben Delaney

Levi Leipheimer signed yesterday to ride with RadioShack in 2010, a source close to the team told VeloNews.

“It’s not 100 percent, but it looks pretty likely on (Chris) Horner as well,” the source said.

(Horner later told VeloNews that he is still weighing offers from several teams.)

The two American riders were widely expected to follow Lance Armstrong from Astana to his new team. Contacted Friday, Leipheimer said he wasn’t at liberty to discuss his team situation for next year.

American George Hincapie, currently at Columbia-HTC, was not pursued by RadioShack, the source said, because the team understood that Hincapie had another deal for 2010 already in place.

Armstrong announced the new team at the Tour de France on July 23, but no riders were named. Since then, Portuguese rider Sergio Paulinho was reported to have come on board, with former pro José Azevedo signing as a sport director.