Cycling - Hondo leaves Lampre-ISD

Danilo Hondo has announced he will leave Lampre-ISD at the end of the season after three seasons with the Italian team.

The German told Handelsblatt: "I will remain active in the peloton, but no longer with Lampre. You have kept me happy in the team, but it's once again time for a change. I think I need this stimulus."

Alessandro Petacchi's lead-out man, 38, claimed just one victory during his time at Lampre - the 2010 Giro di Sardegna.

Hondo has been linked with RadioShack-Nissan, who have lost number one sprinter Daniele Bennati for next year.