2010 Tour de France Winner Andy Schleck Retires From Cycling

MONDORF-LES-BAINS, Luxembourg, Oct 09, 2014 (AFP) - Luxembourg's Andy Schleck, winner of the 2010 Tour de France, on Thursday announced his retirement after failing to recover from a knee injury. "I'm obviously disappointed to end my career like this," said the 29-year-old Schleck. "I would have liked to keep on fighting but my knee just doesn't allow it. Since my crash in the UK … [Read more...]

Andy Schleck Has Successfully Undergone Surgery For Knee

Andy Schleck has successfully undergone surgery in the Crossklinik in Basel, Switzerland. An MRI scan prior to the operation provided pictures of the right knee allowing the doctors to confirm the diagnosis of the team doctor. Andy Schleck‚Äôs knee is severely damaged: there are partial ruptures in the collateral and cruciate ligaments, the meniscus is torn and an injury to the articular … [Read more...]

Marcel Kittel Is Unstoppable At Tour de France Stage 4

by Barnaby CHESTERMAN LILLE, France, July 08, 2014 (AFP) - Marcel Kittel continued his incredible domination of the sprint finishes by claiming his third stage out of four at the Tour de France on Tuesday. But there was a scare for defending champion Chris Froome who crashed early on and injured his left wrist. There were no such worries for Vincenzo Nibali, though, who … [Read more...]

Andy Schleck Is Out Of The Tour de France

by Barnaby CHESTERMAN LE TOUQUET, France, July 08, 2014 (AFP) - Former Tour de France winner Andy Schleck pulled out of the race ahead of Tuesday's fourth stage because of an injured knee. Schleck, 29, the 2010 champion, crashed during Monday's third stage from Cambridge to London after a spectator standing in the road disrupted the peloton. "Very disappointed to let you … [Read more...]

Andy Schleck Vows To Get Back To His Best Form

LEEDS, United Kingdom, July 03, 2014 (AFP) - Former Tour de France winner Andy Schleck says he's a "fighter" and vowed to get back to his best form ahead of Saturday's 'Grand Depart' in Leeds. The fall of the younger of the two Schleck brothers has been one of the great cycling mysteries over the last two years. The Luxemburger, 29, finished in the top two in the Tour three years in … [Read more...]

Andy Schleck Seeking Pre-Tour Results Boost

by Barnaby CHESTERMAN LIEGE, Belgium, April 24, 2014 (AFP) - Former Tour de France winner Andy Schleck is desperate to get a positive result at Liege-Bastogne-Liege on Sunday to boost his confidence ahead of July's Grand Boucle. Schleck, who was awarded the 2010 Tour when Alberto Contador was stripped of his victory for doping, has not had a top 10 finish in any major race … [Read more...]

Trek Team Set Bar High For Debut Season

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...]