Leopard Trek (pronounced /ˈleɪoʊpɑrd trɛk/ and officially stylized as LEOPARD TREK; UCI team code: LEO) is a professional road bicycle racing team licensed in Luxembourg and led by the brothers Andy Schleck and Fränk Schleck, with Brian Nygaard and Kim Andersen as team managers. The Schleck brothers were under contract with the Danish team Saxo Bank managed by Bjarne Riis through the end of the 2010 season. Several other Team Saxo Bank riders followed the Schleck brothers to the new team. At present veterans Jens Voigt, World Time Trial Champion Fabian Cancellara and Stuart O’Grady have been confirmed. Other confirmed signings include sprinter Daniele Bennati, who comes to the new team from Liquigas-Doimo, and Davide Vigano, most recently with Team Sky. Joost Posthuma, last of Rabobank, confirmed he will join the team in 2011.
The team became active at the start of the 2011 cycling season. On December 13, 2010, Jakob Fuglsang revealed that the team would be called Team Leopard, in reference to the management company run by Nygaard.Trek, the bike supplier, confirmed shortly before the team was officially presented that they would be a co-title sponsor, giving the team a full name of "Leopard Trek."
The team was officially presented on January 6, 2011.
Team rider Wouter Weylandt died as a result of a high-speed, downhill crash during the 2011 Giro d'Italia. The remaining riders of Leopard Trek left the competition at the completion of the following day's stage.
For the 2012 season, the team will be renamed Radioshack Nissan Trek Pro Cycling Team. The reason is that the American Team RadioShack ceases racing, and their former sponsors will join the Luxembourg Cycling Project. It is expected that Johan Bruyneel along with several riders from Team RadioShack will make their move to the new team.
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