Tag Archives: Andy Schleck

We need to talk about Frank

There’s been widespread questioning of Andy Schleck’s ability to be competitive at the Tour de France 2012 after a disastrous Dauphiné which saw him abandon, succumbing to the effects of a crash in the time trial. The Dauphin, dethroned at … Continue reading

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Bad habits in the Benelux – the wayward learning of Andy Schleck

Andy Schleck has probably forgotten more about bike riding than most of us will ever learn. but the one thing he is yet to learn is perhaps the lesson he most needs: Success begets success. Image by Jean Pierre Belot … Continue reading

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Bastille Day at Le Tour, fireworks guaranteed

Look at little Tommy Voeckler in yellow back in 2004, doesn’t he look full of boyish energy? Photo by by Simon Aughton, on Flickr, used under Creative Commons licence.   Christian Prudhomme will be counting his blessings this Bastille Day, … Continue reading

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Are the Schlecks really that afraid of Contador or just a bit hypocritical?

Alberto Contador is a great bike rider.  You can disagree if you like but his record as a Grand Tour rider calls you an idiot. Great riders win the Tour de France repeatedly, something he has done already. Reed Albergotti in … Continue reading

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Trek get driven for Team Leopard-Trek

In the last decade, Trek have been pretty good at backing Tour de France winners. The likelihood is that the three million euro they’ve put on the name Andy/Frank Schleck and Team Leopard-Trek will ensure that they continue to do … Continue reading

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The challenge of the Vuelta

For the riders, it’s the heat, the wind, the Netherlands (WTF?), the mountains and the bleached scenery. For me it’s trying to find an angle to write about the damned thing. Well, I managed it in the end: Read “Has … Continue reading

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Stage 15 – Contador goes fast up hills

Statement of the obvious: shit happens fast in a bike race. You can keep up when all you’re doing is watching and shouting at the telly, it’s entirely different when you’re trying to form coherent, publishable sentences for live text … Continue reading

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