MONTPELLIER, France — Andy Schleck is upset with the board members of his Tour de France team for cutting ties with older brother Frank Schleck.
But the 2010 Tour de France champion is not saying anything more because if he says what he really thinks “they might use it against me and fire me as well.”
Andy Schleck, who rides for RadioShack Leopard Trek, spoke outside the team bus before today’s stage. A day earlier, key sponsor Leopard SA said it will not “renew the collaboration” with Frank Schleck after his ban for doping expires.
Andy Schleck, a 28-year-old climbing specialist and leader of the RadioShack team, said he was “sad and disappointed” by the decision.
Frank Schleck, 33, is the older half of Luxembourg’s top cycling duo. He’s sitting out this Tour because of a one-year suspension for a positive test for a diuretic in last year’s race. He had been hoping to ride in the Spanish Vuelta after the ban runs out.