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Tony Gallopin joins his uncle at Team RadioShack

  • By VeloNews.com
  • Published Aug. 4, 2011
  • Updated Aug. 18, 2011 at 11:54 AM EDT

PARIS (AFP) – Frenchman Tony Gallopin will ride for RadioShack as of next season after signing a two-year deal with the American outfit, according to the French Cycling Federation (ffc.fr) Thursday.

Gallopin, the nephew of one of the team’s sporting directors, Alain Gallopin, impressed on his Tour de France debut last month with Cofidis, which included a fourth place finish in stage five to Cap Frehel, won by British sprint king Mark Cavendish.

Tony Gallopin, 23, started his professional career in 2008 with Auber 93 before joining Cofidis in 2010.

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