Tour Star Frank Schleck Positive For Diuretic

PAU, France, July 17, 2012 (AFP) - Luxembourg's Frank Schleck, a former podium finisher at the Tour de France, has tested positive for a banned diuretic, the International Cycling Union (UCI) announced Tuesday. Schleck, who finished third in 2011, is currently racing the 99th edition with the RadioShack team run by Belgian Johan Bruyneel. A statement from the UCI said 32-year-old … [Read more...]

Schleck Sore After Crash Halts His Tour de France GC Bid

METZ, France, July 6, 2012 (AFP) - Yellow jersey contender Frank Schleck hinted at a change of tack in the coming days after losing over two minutes to his rivals on the crash-marred Tour de France sixth stage Friday. The Luxembourger, who finished third overall last year behind younger brother Andy and Australian champion Cadel Evans, was one of dozens of riders delayed by a massive … [Read more...]

Missing In Action Brother Adds To Frank Schleck Tour de France Woes

by Justin Davis LIEGE, Belgium, June 28, 2012 (AFP) - Tour de France podium finisher Frank Schleck believes the absence of his brother, as well as doubts on his race fitness, have virtually ended his podium hopes this year. RadioShack team leader Schleck finished third overall in 2011, one step below younger brother Andy, the 2010 champion, and two below Australia's Cadel Evans. … [Read more...]

Portugal’s Costa wins Tour of Switzerland

sorenberg, Switzerland, June 17, 2012 (AFP) - Portugal's Movistar rider Rui Costa won the Tour of Switzerland after Sunday's ninth and final stage won by Estonian Tanel Kangert of the Astana team. Costa finished 14 seconds ahead of Luxembourg's Frank Schleck in the final overall standings, with American Levi Leipheimer at 21sec. It was the 25-year-old Costa's biggest victory of his … [Read more...]

Italians Face Challenge At Giro d’Italia

by Barnaby Chesterman ROME, May 4, 2012 (AFP) - Roman Kreuziger, Joaquim Rodriguez and Frank Schleck spearhead a foreign legion hoping to end Italian hopes of scoring a home win in the Giro d'Italia, which begins Saturday in Herning, Denmark. In 66 of the 94 previous editions Italians have claimed the race's coveted pink jersey -- and this year will be no different. Italians … [Read more...]

Frank Schleck Leads Team RadioShack in Giro

PARIS, April 28, 2012 - Frank Schleck will spearhead the RadioShack challenge in next month's Tour of Italy, replacing the injured Jakob Fuglsang, his team announced on Saturday. Schleck, who was third in last year's Tour de France, but was not originally slated for Italy, leads a nine-man team in the May 5-27 Giro after Fuglsang was ruled out with a left knee injury. "My season … [Read more...]

Evans, Frank Schleck Commit to Criterium International

MILAN, March 15, 2012 (AFP) - Tour de France champion Cadel Evans and Luxembourg's Frank Schleck will headline the Criterium International on March 24 and 25. Sixteen teams are taking part in an event where Schleck is the defending champion. Teams confirmed for the Criterium International: Colombia Coldeportes, Euskaltel, BMC, Garmin, Type 1, AG2R La Mondiale, FDJ-BigMat, … [Read more...]

Crash At Worlds Ends Season For Schleck

PARIS, Sept 27, 2011 - Luxembourg's Frank Schleck has called an end to his season following a crash in the men's elite event at the road world championships, his Leopard team announced Monday. "Frank Schleck and the team's management have decided to call an end to Frank Schlecks 2011 season after an untimely crash at the Road World Championships in Copenhagen," a team statement said. … [Read more...]

Tour de France Top Three Confirmed to Compete in USA Pro Cycling Challenge

Cadel Evans, Andy Schleck and Fränk Schleck Headline Colorado Race along with Top American Rider Tom Danielson and Italian Ivan Basso DENVER (August 2, 2011) – USA Pro Cycling Challenge today announced that all three Tour de France podium placers are set to be at the starting line for the inaugural race, August 22-28. In a move that is unprecedented in US cycling history, this stellar … [Read more...]

Schlecks Target San Sebastian Classic In The Absence Of Evans

SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain, July 29, 2011 (AFP) - Andy and Frank Schleck will headline the San Sebastian Classic on Saturday in the absence of newly-crowned Tour de France champion Cadel Evans. The Luxembourg brothers, who finished second and third respectively in the Tour de France behind the Australian, are among the challengers in the one-day race which also includes Belgian Philippe Gilbert and … [Read more...]