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RadioShack dump Schleck

05 July 2013, 13:01

Montpellier - RadioShack cycling team have announced they will not renew the contract of former Tour de France podium finisher Franck Schleck.

Schleck, the older brother and teammate of 2010 Tour de France champion Andy, was handed a one-year ban after it was announced before the 16th stage of last year's race that he had tested positive for a banned diuretic.

His ban is about to end but RadioShack's management company Leopard are not offering the Luxemburger a new deal.

"With the end of Frank Schleck's suspension approaching, Leopard and its partners have assessed the situation in view of a possible renewal of the collaboration with Frank Schleck," said a statement from the team.

"Having finalised this assessment in a broad and objective way, Leopard has decided to not renew the collaboration between Frank Schleck and the RadioShack cycling team."

Andy Schleck, who was handed the 2010 yellow jersey after Spanish winner Alberto Contador was stripped of the title for a positive test for clenbuterol, is currently racing at the 100th edition of the Tour de France.

Ahead of the first mountain stages of the race this weekend he sits in 34th position at 34secs behind new race leader Daryl Impey of South Africa.

Franck Schleck finished third overall on the Tour in 2011.



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