Bennati joins Schleck brothers` Luxembourg team

Last Updated: Oct 20, 2010, 19:35 PM IST

Italian sprint specialist Daniele Bennati has joined the Schleck brothers` cycling team, the Luxembourg outfit said on Wednesday.

"Bennati is such a classy rider and we are very happy to have him," the Luxembourg Pro Cycling Project`s team manager Brian Nygaard said in a statement.

"He is really passionate about our project and I`m sure he`ll be a significant addition to our lineup. He has won many impressive victories, but I actually don`t think we have seen his best yet."

Bennati, who joins from Italian team Liquigas, has won stages on all three grand Tours (France, Spain, Italy).

Andy and Frank Schleck have left Saxo Bank to launch their own team in 2011.