Andy Schleck to address future of career in Thursday press conference

The Luxembourg press is expecting Schleck to announce his retirement at Thursday press conference hosted by Trek Factory Racing

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.