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Must Reads: Leopard-Trek kit gets a new logo, Kreuziger aims for Giro, Breschel might miss Tour

Sport.rtl.lu: Enovos adds logo to Leopard-Trek kit Speculation that the team would announce a new title sponsor at a news conference Tuesday in Luxembourg turned out to be, at best, exaggerated. Instead, team sponsor Enovos will add its logo to the team’s shorts and sleeves, leaving the chest area…

Sport.rtl.lu: Enovos adds logo to Leopard-Trek kit

Speculation that the team would announce a new title sponsor at a news conference Tuesday in Luxembourg turned out to be, at best, exaggerated. Instead, team sponsor Enovos will add its logo to the team’s shorts and sleeves, leaving the chest area a mostly blank slate.

Ciclismoafondo.es: Kreuziger: Giro is the main goal for the year

The Czech, who jumped from Liquigas to Astana this season, tells the Spanish site that the favorites for the Giro would be Nibali, Scarponi, Rodriguez and Menchov. As for Contador? “We’ll see,” Kreuziger said.

Tuttobiciweb.it: Guardini’s coach says he’ll be the best in three years

Farnese Vini-Neri director Luca Scinto says he hasn’t been surprised by Andrea Guardini’s six wins so far this season. “And I’ll go further: I say that in three years he will be the strongest sprinter in the world.” Guardini, 21, said, “I hope he is right. Me the new Cavendish? You must be joking.”

EkstraBladet.dk: Breschel can’t predict return from knee injury

Rabobank’s Matti Breschel tells the Dutch site that he can’t predict when he might be able to race again. He had surgery in November and tried to race again at the Vuelta ao Algarve, but was forced to withdraw due to pain. He expects to miss the spring season and possibly the Tour de France. “Now I can do everything to build my way up to the world championships in September,” he said.

DailyNorthwestern.com: Professor wins world masters time trial championship

The Northwestern University news site interviews Kellogg School of Management Professor Leigh Thompson, who won a gold medal in the time trial at the UCI masters world championships in Austria last August. Thompson, 51, says she got into cycling late but pro rider Robbie Ventura encouraged her to have a performance test done. “She had by far one of the highest aerobically developed systems I’ve ever seen,” Ventura said. Thompson “thought maybe he just told everyone that,” she said. “But I thought, ‘You know, I’m going treat it as though it were true.'”