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Monday, October 22, 2012

Johny Schleck wants his sons Andy and Frank to quit cycling

Johny Schleck wants his sons Andy and Frank to quit cycling
Link: http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/13118/Johny-Schleck-wants-his-sons-Andy-and-Frank-to-quit-cycling.aspx

Despite his sons’ podium finish in the 2011 Tour de France, Andy Schleck’s win in the 2010 edition and the other successes they have clocked during their careers, the events of 2012 have prompted Johny Schleck to give an utterly unexpected piece of advice: give up the sport.

“I advised them to quit cycling,” the former pro told French newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche. He indicated that Andy Schleck’s injury problems this season and Frank Schleck’s doping positive for a diuretic in the Tour de France were the reasons. It is unclear if the fallout from the US Postal Service scandal is also a factor, given that it has brought a lot of negative headlines of late.

Read more: http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/13118/Johny-Schleck-wants-his-sons-Andy-and-Frank-to-quit-cycling.aspx#ixzz2A2QqRX30

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