Nissan removes name from RadioShack team

RadioShack-Nissan, Tour de France 2012, stage one

Team RadioShack is rushing to change its kit and official name ahead of next season after Nissan pulled its title sponsorship. The loss concludes what has been a disastrous season for the Luxembourg-based team of Andy Schleck and Fabian Cancellara.

The car manufacturer confirmed to Cycling Weekly the blow that first appeared in Luxembourg's Le Quotidien newspaper, but gave no further comment. The RadioShack's press officer and its general manager, Luca Guercilena, were unavailable when Cycling Weekly called for comment.

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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.