Saxo Bank loses Cancellara and Rasmussen

Fabian Cancellara and Frank Schleck, Vuelta a Espana 2010, stage 11

Bjarne Riis' Saxo Bank team suffered two more losses over the weekend: Fabian Cancellara and Alex Rasmussen. Dane Rasmussen will race with Mark Cavendish at team HTC-Columbia and Cancellara may join the other Saxo Bank stars in Luxembourg.

"There will be more concrete statements in a week," Team Manager Brian Nygaard told Denmark's BT newspaper. "But we have already confirmed that we make a ProTour-level team built around Fränk and Andy Schleck, based in Luxembourg."

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.