RadioShack Leopard has formally ended its partnership with Fränk Schleck prior to his doping suspension being lifted.

Schleck, whose brother Andy is competing at the Tour de France with the team, tested positive to diuretic Xipamide at the event last year.

The team said in a statement: “With the end of Fränk Schleck’s suspension approaching, Leopard and its partners have assessed the situation in view of a possible renewal of the collaboration with Fränk Schleck.

“Having finalised this assessment in a broad and objective way, Leopard has decided to not renew the collaboration between Fränk Schleck and the RaidoShack Leopard Trek cycling team.

“Leopard wishes Fränk Schleck a successful continuation of his career.”

RadioShack announced earlier this year it would pull funding from the team at the end of this season. Trek has since bought its WorldTour licence and confirmed the signing of Fabian Cancellara.

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