Both Schleck Brothers On Podium A First For The Tour

GRENOBLE, France, July 23, 2011 (AFP) - Luxembourg cycling siblings Andy and Frank Schleck are set to make history Sunday when they become the first brothers to finish on the same podium of the Tour de France. Cadel Evans will make history as Australia's first winner of the world's premier cycling event when the peloton rolls into Paris for a 21st and final stage traditionally disputed by the … [Read more...]

A Tribute To the Schleck’s

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Contador Relaunches Tour Bid, As Hushovd Wins Stage 16

Written by: Justin Davis (AFP) GAP, France, July 19, 2011 - Tour de France champion Alberto Contador relaunched his yellow jersey bid with an unexpected attack on the 16th stage of the race, won by Norwegian Thor Hushovd on Tuesday. Hushovd, of Garmin-Cervelo, out sprinted Norwegian compatriot Edvald Boasson Hagen to take his second victory of the race after a rainy 162.5km ride over … [Read more...]

Voeckler Retains The Yellow As Contador Soaks Up attacks

Written by: Justin Davis (AFP) PLATEAU DE BEILLE, France, July 16, 2011 - Frenchman Thomas Voeckler stubbornly held on to the Tour de France yellow jersey on Saturday as reigning champion Alberto Contador survived another onslaught in the mountains. Contador, who has complained of a sore knee, came under constant attack on the grueling 15.8 km climb to Plateau de Beille but soaked up … [Read more...]

Schleck Believes Plateau de Beille Won’t Decide Yellow Jersey Challenge

LOURDES, France, July 15, 2011 (AFP) - Andy Schleck insists the winner of Saturday's 14th stage on the Tour de France to Plateau de Beille will not necessarily be crowned yellow jersey champion this year. Luxemburger Schleck has finished runner-up the past two years and is one of several riders hoping to loosen Spaniard Alberto Contador's grip on the race. Stage 14, the third and last … [Read more...]

Contador Loses Even More Time As Sanchez Wins 12th Stage

Written by Justin Davis (AFP) LUZ ARDIDEN, France, July 14, 2011 - Embattled champion Alberto Contador lost more time to his key yellow jersey rivals on Thursday as Olympic champion Samuel Sanchez claimed his maiden win in the Tour de France. Spaniard Sanchez came over the finish line of the 211km 12th stage ahead of Belgian Jelle Vanendert after attacking the Omega-Pharma rider … [Read more...]

Schlecks Shrug Off Crashes On Tour’s 10th Stage

CARMAUX, France, July 12, 2011 (AFP) - Tour de France challengers Andy and Frank Schleck got a taste of a regular dish at this year's race, but survived a minor crash to finish the 10th stage of the race unhindered Tuesday. Spain's reigning champion Alberto Contador has crashed four times in the first nine stages, injuring his knee, while Bradley Wiggins of Britain and Belgian Jurgen van den … [Read more...]

Strong Team For Leopard Trek At Tour de France

LEOPARD TREK has named the riders that will team-up with Andy and Fränk Schleck for the team’s first ever Tour de France. Andy Schleck, Fränk Schleck, Fabian Cancellara, Linus Gerdemann, Maxime Monfort, Jakob Fuglsang, Jens Voigt, Stuart O’Grady and Joost Posthuma will be representing LEOPARD TREK on the roads of France. Hundreds of fans of the Luxembourg based team had the opportunity to … [Read more...]

Sagan Wins Third Swiss Stage, Cunego Now In Yellow Jersey

Written by Justin Davis (AFP) GRINDELWALD, Switzerland, June 13, 2011 - Italian Damiano Cunego pulled on the race leader's yellow jersey after a superb climbing display on the Tour of Switzerland third stage, won by Slovakian Peter Sagan on Monday. Lampre rider Cunego had been part of a main peloton containing overnight leader Juan Mauricio Soler of Colombia which had been left behind … [Read more...]

Schlecks Trail, But “More To Come” In Switzerland

Written by: Justin Davis CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland, June 12, 2011 (AFP) - Leopard sports director Kim Andersen believes there is far more to come from his team on the Tour of Switzerland after the first major selection of the race Sunday. Colombia's Juan Mauricio Soler stunned Leopard's reigning champion Frank Schleck with a late attack to take the honors, and the overall lead, on … [Read more...]