Trek Team Set Bar High For Debut Season

Trek Factory Racing

ROUBAIX, France, Jan 10, 2014 (AFP) - New outfit Trek are aiming high for their debut season after unveiling a star-studded team, featuring Fabian Cancellara and the Schleck brothers, on Friday. The new team replaces the old outfit RadioShack and will combine the experience of riders such as Switzerland's Cancellara, the Schleck brothers and Germany's Jens Voigt with promising youngsters … [Read more...]

Nibali, Rodriguez, Valverde Set For epic Giro d’Italia Battle


MILAN, Oct 07, 2013 (AFP) - Italy's Vincenzo Nibali will kick off the defence of his Giro d'Italia title in 2014 with three days of racing in Northern Ireland before a "key" final week of epic racing in the high mountains. Nibali, of the Astana team, claimed his maiden pink jersey after a dramatic 2013 edition that was blighted by torrential rain, cancelled stages and a snow-hit … [Read more...]

Andy Schleck Angered Over Frank’s Sacking

ALBI, France, July 05, 2013 (AFP) - Former Tour de France champion Andy Schleck on Friday hit out at his RadioShack team after their decision to sack his older brother Frank, days before a ban for using a banned diuretic ends. Frank Schleck himself also expressed his bewilderment at being told he has no future at the Luxembourg based squad. RadioShack's management company Leopard … [Read more...]

Andy Schleck Leads RadioShack’s Tour de France Charge

PARIS, June 19, 2013 - Luxembourg's Andy Schleck will return to lead the RadioShack Leopard Trek team into this year's Tour de France, it was announced Wednesday. Schleck missed last year's Tour due to a pelvis fracture and the three-time Tour podium finisher has since struggled to regain his form. But team general manager Luca Guercilena said: "We are happy to see that Andy is … [Read more...]

Andy Schleck Hoping Amstel Gold Heralds Return To Form


THE HAGUE, April 13, 2013 (AFP) - Former Tour de France winner Andy Schleck will be hoping to use the Ardennes classics this month to complete his return to the top. Schleck will line up Sunday at the Amstel Gold race, the first of three Spring Classics in the hilly Ardennes region that will be followed by the Fleche Wallonne and then Liege-Bastogne-Liege. And although Schleck may … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Schleck Admits To Some Nerves In Tour Down Under Stage 1

Schleck and Voigt on Stage 1 of 2013 Tour Down Under

ADELAIDE, Australia, Jan 22, 2013 - Luxembourg's 2010 Tour de France champion Andy Schleck conceded that he was full of nerves during his comeback race at the Tour Down Under on Tuesday. Schleck finished a minute and 19 seconds behind winner Andre Greipel of Germany in the opening 135 kilometre (85 mile) stage from Prospect in Adelaide's north to the town of Lobethal, leaving him 105th … [Read more...]

Schleck Signs To Race Tour Down Under In 2013


SYDNEY, Nov 16, 2012 - Former Tour de France winner Andy Schleck said Friday he will launch his 2013 season at the Tour Down Under in Adelaide, competing in the race for the first time. Schleck, awarded the 2010 Tour de France yellow jersey after the disqualification of Spain's Alberto Contador for doping, said he was looking forward to the challenge after missing most of the European … [Read more...]

Schleck Back In Action And Targets Tour of Beijing


BRUSSELS, Belgium, Oct 2, 2012 - Former Tour de France winner Andy Schleck was back in competition on Tuesday after four months out with a fractured pelvis. "I'm still in pain but I refuse to quit," said Schleck ahead of the Binche-Tournai-Binche race in Belgium, where he was taking part after four months out of the saddle. "I want to be completely over the pain so I can train … [Read more...]

Andy Schleck out for GP Fourmies


After discussing the status of his pelvic injury with the team's medical staff, Andy Schleck has decided not to take the start in the GP Fourmies next Sunday. "The shooting pain when I go on longer rides can stil not be denied. It starts from the hip and it moves down to the leg. It makes no sense to appear at races where I might not be able to even reach the finish line", says Schleck, who … [Read more...]