A look at Andy Schleck's Trek Madone 6 series SSL. Is it a Tour winner?
Brian Nygaard, team manager at Leopard-Trek, promises that the Schleck brothers will be attacking in the Tour de France and especially aggressive in the high mountains.
More questions about crank length and why Andy Schleck dropped his chain, again.
Lionel Marie, sport director at Garmin-Cervélo, says Alberto Contador will have an ace up his sleeve this July in his showdown against Andy Schleck. Why? Because Marie says that Bjarne Riis knows his former pupil, Andy Schleck, better than anyone, and the Dane will be able to pick up the tell-tale signs when the younger of the Schleck brothers is pushing into the red.
TOBEL-TAGERSCHEN, Switzerland (AFP) - Yellow jersey contender Andy Schleck of Luxembourg believes he will have more than Spain's Alberto Contador to worry about in this year's Tour de France.
Andy Schleck's final preparations for what he hopes will be a more rewarding Tour de France campaign in July begin in earnest at the nine-day Tour of Switzerland starting Saturday.
STATELINE, Nevada (VN) - Andy Schleck said Friday that he is struggling with the death of friend and teammate Wouter Weylandt and that his team would honor the fallen Belgian on Sunday and the rest of the season.
Schlecks say they did what they could at 2011 Liège-Bastogne-Liège, but Phillipe Gilbert was ‘too strong’
The Schleck brothers say it was impossible to beat Philippe Gilbert at Liège-Bastogne-Liège.
FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium – Two weeks ago, Fabian Cancellara was the talk of the cycling media. Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) has assumed that role with three wins in a week, but Cancellara's Leopard-Trek teammates aren't looking past anyone for Liège-Bastogne-Liège.
WALSHOUTEM, Belgium (VN) – Leopard-Trek has been denied in all but one of the spring classics this year. While their top focus is on Sunday’s Liège-Bastogne-Liège, Andy and Fränk Schleck on Tuesday reaffirmed their plans to be aggressive in the finale at La Flèche Wallonne on Wednesday.
Stuart O’Grady was probably watching Sunday’s Amstel Gold Race from the comfort of his couch, but he wasn’t surprised to see teammate Andy Schleck on the attack late in the race.
With Andy Schleck and Cadel Evans expected at the start, the 16.8km team time trial will also offer the year’s first good look at the Tour de France contenders’ form.
The Leopard-Trek rider adds, "If Contador is there he also undoubtedly would be a favorite.”
Andy Schleck does not consider himself a Tour winner, he told the Dutch paper Wielerland. "For me Alberto is the winner of the 2010 Tour. I would love to win the Tour on my own." Schleck has said previously that he did not want to win the Tour via Contador's suspension.
Andy Schleck says he doesn’t want to win the Tour de France by default if Alberto Contador is disqualified from the 2010 edition. He wants to beat him straight up on the roads of France.