Andy Schleck Hoping Amstel Gold Heralds Return To Form

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...]

Andy Schleck Set For North American Return

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LONDON, July 28, 2012 - Former Tour de France champion Andy Schleck, who will miss the Olympics as he recovers from a fractured pelvis, will return to competition in North America, his RadioShack team confirmed on Friday. "I'm happy to announce that Andy Schleck will soon be ready to race again," team manager Johan Bruyneel wrote on his blog, but added that Schleck would not compete in … [Read more...]

Olympics ‘Too Early’ For A Recovering Andy Schleck

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LA TOUSSUIRE, France, July 12, 2012 (AFP) - RadioShack cycling team said their former Tour de France champion Andy Schleck would likely miss the Olympics because of a slow recovery from a fractured pelvis. Schleck, awarded the 2010 yellow jersey after the disqualification of Spain's Alberto Contador, failed to make this year's Tour after suffering the injury when he was blown off his … [Read more...]

RadioShack Is Andy Less At Tour de France

PARIS, June 18, 2012 - RadioShack on Monday announced two 40-year-old riders in their team for the Tour de France, already shorn of 2010 champion Andy Schleck, the Luxemburger having sustained a fractured pelvis last week. German Jens Voigt and American Chris Horner, born within a month of each other in 1971, will be on the start line in Liege, Belgium, on June 30 alongside Frank Schleck, … [Read more...]

Andy Schleck Has A Sacral Fracture

RADIOSHACK NISSAN TREK rider Andy Schleck suffers from a fracture in the sacral body (segment S3) due to his crash in last Thursday’s time trial of the Critérium du Dauphiné. Schleck will be out for four to six weeks and will not be able to start in the Tour de France, the race in which he was set to start as one of the favorites. At a press conference in La Maison des Sports in … [Read more...]