The 28 years old Andy Schleck had a dramatic comeback from a slump in the form of an unfortunate crash in the 2012 Criterium du Dauphine where he suffered a bad injury of fractured pelvis. He was accustomed to get into the Tour de France as the yellow jersey favorite, but is now in the midst of fluctuations and is being forced to get hold of a new mindset before the upcoming 100th edition of the race. This injury prevented him from getting onto the track in the last year Tour, but Schleck’s brother Frank was tested positive to fulfill his woes.
Monthly Archive: September 2013
Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador came fourth in the 2013 Tour de France. The 2007 winner of the international cycling completion said however that he would not be defending his Vuelta a España championship.
The 2012 winner of the Vuelta spoke after the Tour de France although the decision then had not been final. He later confirmed it when speaking to MARCA, a Spanish daily. He explained that he had not planed on participating in the Vuelta a España and had no interest in defending his crown.