Photo Special: Earlier this month Andy Schleck said that he would race no more. The younger half of the most successful brother combination in modern cycling would not turn a pedal in anger again due to the knee injury he sustained in the Tour de France. We pay tribute to Andy Schleck with a photo special.
After nine years at the top of the sport, Trek Factory Racing standout Andy Schleck announced this morning that he will retire from professional cycling. The young Luxembourger’s career was forced to an untimely end by the knee injury he sustained in a Tour de France crash earlier this year.
Andy Schleck has successfully undergone surgery in the Crossklinik in Basel, Switzerland. An MRI scan prior to the operation provided pictures of the right knee allowing the doctors to confirm the diagnosis of the team doctor.
Two brothers - second and third overall in the Tour de France, it doesn’t come much better than that. Well, it could and maybe it will this year, and not for the want of trying. At the recent Spanish RadioShack training camp in Calpe, the Schleck brothers were available for a chat after their ride. Many subjects were covered, although the conversation always came back to the Tour. I just had to ask about their time trialing and that Japanese TV interview...