Top Contender Andy Schleck Pulls Out Of Tour de France

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LUXEMBOURG, June 13, 2012 - Andy Schleck on Wednesday described his withdrawal from this year's Tour de France due to injuries suffered in last week's Criterium du Dauphine race as "the biggest disappointment" of his career. The 27-year-old has been ruled out after being diagnosed with a fractured pelvis and has now set his sights on competing at the London Olympics next month, as long as … [Read more...]

Andy Schleck Defiant Despite More Tour Woes

PARIS, June 9, 2012 (AFP) - Yellow jersey contender Andy Schleck insists his Tour de France hopes remain intact despite suffering another injury setback less than a month out from the race. Schleck, a three-time runner-up in the world's premier cycling event, was last month awarded victory from the 2010 race following Alberto Contador's disqualification in the wake of a doping ban. … [Read more...]

Andy Schleck Gets His Yellow Jersey For The 2010 Tour de France

LUXEMBOURG, May 29, 2012 (AFP) - Andy Schleck on Tuesday received the winner's yellow jersey for the 2010 Tour de France. The younger of the Schleck brothers finished second behind Alberto Contador in the race but was declared as the winner after the Spaniard was stripped of the title in February in the wake of a positive dope test. Contador was also stripped of the 2011 Giro d'Italia … [Read more...]

Andy Schleck To Receive Yellow Jersey for 2010 Tour de France

PARIS, May 25, 2012 (AFP) - Andy Schleck will receive the winner's yellow jersey for the 2010 Tour de France in a ceremony in the Luxembourg town of Mondorf next Tuesday, it was confirmed on Friday. The younger of the Schleck brothers finished second behind Alberto Contador in the race but was declared as the winner after the Spaniard was stripped of the title in February in the wake of a … [Read more...]

Andy Schleck Withdraws From Paris-Nice

VIERZON, France, March 6, 2012 (AFP) - Luxembourg's Andy Schleck has withdrawn from the Paris-Nice cycling race after suffering from acute gastroenteritis, his Radioshack team said on Tuesday. "Already yesterday (Monday) before the stage, Andy didn't feel good," said team director Alain Gallopin in a statement. "He was able to finish the stage but that cost a lot of energy. "This … [Read more...]

Andy Schleck Confident of Tour de France Success

MUSCAT, Feb 17, 2012 (AFP) - Andy Schleck, handed victory in the 2010 Tour de France following Alberto Contador's recent disqualification, said on Friday he was confident of winning this year's race under his own steam. Radio Shack rider Schleck, who is currently taking part in the Tour of Oman, told AFP: "The 2012 Tour will not be won by one man racing alone -- the future winner will … [Read more...]

No Reason To Be Happy Says Andy Schleck

RADIOSHACK NISSAN TREK’s Andy Schleck, training and racing in Majorca, Spain, reacts with surprise to the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), suspending Alberto Contador for two years. “There is no reason to be happy now”, commented Andy Schleck. “First of all I feel sad for Alberto. I always believed in his innocence. This is just a very sad day for cycling. The only … [Read more...]

Evans, Contador Look Like Yellow Jersey Favorites

by Justin Davis PARIS, Oct 19, 2011 (AFP) - Cadel Evans and Spanish nemesis Alberto Contador emerged as the big favorites for the 2012 Tour de France yellow jersey after the race route was unveiled here Tuesday. Evans, a former two-time runner-up, ended Australia's long wait for victory on the world's premier bike race when he won the 98th edition in July. The BMC team … [Read more...]

Evans Happy With 2012 Tour de France Challenge

by Justin Davis PARIS, Oct 18, 2011 (AFP) - Defending champion Cadel Evans was cautiously optimistic over his chances of defending the Tour de France yellow jersey in 2012 after the race route was unveiled here on Tuesday. With only three mountaintop finishes and almost double the number of kilometres in time trialling compared to last year, race chiefs have kept up with recent … [Read more...]

Andy Schleck pulls out of Canadian races

PARIS, Sept 4, 2011 (AFP) - Luxembourg cycling star Andy Schleck has pulled out of the Quebec and Montreal GP WorldTour races next week due to an impending operation on his wisdom tooth, his team announced Sunday. A team statement said: "Andy Schleck has to withdraw from competing in the upcoming WorldTour races in Canada because of an untimely, but imperative dental operation on the bottom … [Read more...]