Andy Schleck Delays His Return To Racing


Luxembourg rider Andy Schleck is delaying his
return to competiton after a respiratory infection, his RadioShack team
announced on Friday.

Schleck, who was due to ride in the Tour du Haut Var-Matin in the south of
France this weekend, will not now take part.

“Schleck feels healthy again after his infection of the respiratory tract,
which forced him to abandon last weeks’s Tour Mediterraneen, but team
management, together with the medical staff of the team, decided to not take
any risk,” the team announced.

“We were happy to see Andy doing well in training the last few days,”
explained team manager Luca Guercilena. “There is however a big difference
between training and race situations.

“We want to prevent a relapse because of the race. Andy’s main goals are
situated later in the season. It’s better that we are cautious now instead of
taking steps backward.”

Schleck will continue his training build-up in Mallorca and is now expected
to resume competition in Italy in the Grand Premio Città di Camaiore on
February 28.