Lance Armstrong confirmed he will compete for a new American Pro-Tour cycling team, Team RadioShack, officialising the seven-time Tour de France winner's imminent departure from his current team, Astana.
REUTERS - Seven times Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong will quit Astana and form a U.S.-based team in 2010 in partnership with RadioShack Corporation, the company said in a statement on Thursday.
"Lance Armstrong will compete for Team RadioShack as a cyclist, runner and triathlete in events around the world, including the 2010 Tour de France," the statement said.
The 37-year-old American is currently riding the Tour with the Kazakh-funded Astana team.
"To be able to compete for an American team comprised of the world's top cyclists, supported by the best coaches and staff -- I couldn't be happier to partner with RadioShack, a truly iconic American brand," Armstrong said.
RadioShack is a consumer electronics company based in Texas.
Date created : 2009-07-23