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(AFP/File, Pascal Pavani)
The 2010 Tour de France champion Andy Schleck pulled out of this year’s race due to an injury he sustained during the Criterium du Dauphine earlier this month.
Schleck’s father told The Associated Press on Wednesday that his son will not be able to ride for at least five weeks and is likely to miss the London Olympics as well.
”This is a very bad year, the Tour was his primary objective,” said Johny Schleck, who is also a former professional rider. He said Andy Schleck will have to rest for three weeks and will have to stay away from a bike for at least two more weeks after that.
”If he can ride again after that, he won’t have enough time to get ready for the Olympics,” his father said in a phone interview.
The men’s Olympic race will take place on July 28, less than a week after the Tour ends on the Champs Elysees.
Schleck’s team, RadioShack-Nissan, called a news conference for later Wednesday in Luxembourg, where the rider is expected to officially announce he is pulling out from cycling’s most prestigious race that starts on June 30 in Liege, Belgium.
(AFP/File, Pascal Pavani)
The 2010 Tour de France champion Andy Schleck pulled out of this year’s race due to an injury he sustained during the Criterium du Dauphine earlier this month.
Schleck’s father told The Associated Press on Wednesday that his son will not be able to ride for at least five weeks and is likely to miss the London Olympics as well.
”This is a very bad year, the Tour was his primary objective,” said Johny Schleck, who is also a former professional rider. He said Andy Schleck will have to rest for three weeks and will have to stay away from a bike for at least two more weeks after that.
”If he can ride again after that, he won’t have enough time to get ready for the Olympics,” his father said in a phone interview.
The men’s Olympic race will take place on July 28, less than a week after the Tour ends on the Champs Elysees.
Schleck’s team, RadioShack-Nissan, called a news conference for later Wednesday in Luxembourg, where the rider is expected to officially announce he is pulling out from cycling’s most prestigious race that starts on June 30 in Liege, Belgium.