In a brief announcement sent on Tuesday, Trek Factory Racing announced that Andy Schleck would speak in a Thursday press conference in Luxembourg.
It is widely believed that the 2010 Tour de France champion will announce his retirement at the event.
L’essentiel, a Luxembourg newspaper, reported Wednesday that the 29-year-old would officially end his up-and-down professional career, which has been fruitless in the last three seasons.
Schleck has suffered a string of bad crashes in 2014. First, he retired from Amstel Gold after falling early in the race and suffering a knee injury.
Then, the younger Schleck brother crashed out of the Tour de France on stage 3, again with a knee injury. This one, however, was far more serious and carried grim implications for his future as a professional.
As the autumn season of trades, transfers, and contract renewals wound up and eventually quieted down, Schleck was still left without a team, while brother Fränk Schleck renewed with Trek Factory Racing.
Check back for updates on VeloNews after Thursday’s press conference.