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Jens Voigt Signs with Team Leopard True Racing

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10/22/2010| 0 comments
by Reuters and Roadcycling.com
Jens Voigt. Photo Fotoreporter Sirotti.
Jens Voigt. Photo Fotoreporter Sirotti.

Jens Voigt Signs with Team Leopard True Racing

German veteran Jens Voigt has joined Andy and Frank Schleck's cycling team, thus leaving Team Saxo Bank, Team Leopard True Racing said in a statement earlier today.

German veteran Jens Voigt has joined Andy and Frank Schleck's cycling team, thus leaving Team Saxo Bank, Team Leopard True Racing said in a statement earlier today.

"Voigt, considered one of the most popular riders in the peloton, will be joining the team with the express purpose of adding his considerable experience in the sport to the young, vibrant squad," the team said in a statement.

The 40-year-old Voigt has won stages on the Tour de France and has worn the overall leader's yellow jersey in the race.

He joins from Saxo Bank, the team that Andy Schleck and Frank Schleck originally left to launch their new team for 2011.

"I wanted to come to this team because I am very excited about this project. I love the idea of continuing to work with the Schlecks. We work well together and know what we can expect from each other," Voigt commented about his signing.

Voigt added "I have won at least one race in every year I have been a professional, so I would definitely like to keep that streak going. I'm never going to win the Tour de France myself, but I am still happy to have chances to race for myself in events like Paris-Nice and the Tour of California. Yes,my ambitions are still strong."

In addition to Jens Voigt, Team Leopard True Racing signed Italian Daniele Bennati earlier this week.

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