Leipheimer signs for Armstrong’s RadioShack team

Levi Leipheimer has signed up to join Lance Armstrong’s Team RadioShack for 2010.

Leipheimer has signed up to the new US-based outfit for two years, according to a report on ESPN. The American was a team-mate with Armstrong at Astana, as well as on Armstrong’s former Discovery Channel team.

Two other Astana riders are also set to join the new team, managed by Johan Bruyneel – Spaniard Jose Luis Rubiera and Portugal’s Sergio Paulinho.

Team RadioShack are due to make their racing debut – if their ProTour licence application is approved – at the Tour Down Under in Australia in January 2010.

Armstrong’s final outing on the road for Astana was at the Tour of Ireland in August.

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