Rabobank to become Blanco Pro team

Updated: December 13, 2012, 10:16 AM ET
Associated Press

THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- Dutch bank Rabobank says its men's cycling team will be renamed Blanco Pro Cycling Team next year.

The team is still looking for a sponsor. Rabobank announced this year it was ending its sponsorship of the men's team because of lost trust in the sport after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency report on Lance Armstrong.

On Thursday, Rabobank said in a statement if a new sponsor does not come forward, the team will fold at the end of 2013.

The team includes Dutch rider Robert Gesink and Spaniard Luis Leon Sanchez, who each won a stage in the 2011 and 2012 Tours de France.


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