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Contador says Astana assured him he's still team leader despite Armstrong

Updated: September 26, 2008, 3:32 PM ET
Associated Press

SOMMA LOMBARDO, Italy -- Alberto Contador says he has earned the right to be the top rider for Astana, and he might quit the squad if he's displaced as team leader by Lance Armstrong.

Armstrong announced Wednesday he was joining Astana, reuniting him with his friend Johan Bruyneel after three years in retirement. Now Astana's team director, Bruyneel coached Armstrong during his seven Tour de France victories.

"I spoke with Johan about the Tour next year and he said there is ...

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