Lysacek, Belbin and Agosto to skip 2010 worlds
Lysacek says he will continue to compete
|Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto are adjusting to life as professional skaters. (Getty Images)|
Lysacek will be replaced by 2009 Cancer.Net Skate America silver medalist Ryan Bradley, while Belbin and Agosto's spot will be filled by two-time U.S. bronze medalists Kimberly Navarro and Brent Bommentre.
"After much consideration following the conclusion of our event in Vancouver, Ben and I have decided to end our season with these Olympic Games," Belbin said.
Lysacek said that although his 2009-10 competitive season will also end with the Olympic Winter Games, he will continue to compete.
"I'm not afraid to lose," Lysacek said. "Regardless of medals, I still have so much to thrive on in the sport. I'm not ready to say goodbye."
Belbin and Agosto plan to continue skating as well but have not decided if they will do so competitively or just in shows.
"We're going to take some time while on tour with Stars on Ice this spring to consider our competitive plans for the future," Belbin said.