Fabian Cancellara has confirmed that he will ride for the Luxembourg Pro Cycling Project in 2011. He confirmed his signing to Sporza at a ceremony in Brussels, where he was given an award as cyclist of the year by the international cycling press.
The world and Olympic time trial champion had long been rumoured to be joining Andy and Fränk Schleck at their new team. He will also meet other former Saxo Bank teammates at the team, whose sponsor has yet to be announced.
Cancellara, 29, turned pro in 2001 with Mapei and also rode for Fassa Bortolo before joining CSC, later Saxo Bank, in 2006.
This season he won Paris-Roubaix, the Tour of Flanders and the E3 Prijs Vlaanderen, as well as the prologue of the Tour de Suisse. He won both the prologue and time trial at the Tour of France, wearing the leader’s yellow jersey for six stages.
He also won the World time trial title for the fourth time.
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