Andy Schleck Kicked Out of Tour of Spain

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Two-time Tour de France runner-up, Andy Schleck, was sent home from the Tour of Spain for breaking team rules, the BBC reports.

Team Saxo Bank's manager, Bjarne Riis, ousted Schleck and his teammate Stuart O'Grady just before Tuesday's 10th stage. The reason? The two riders went out for a drink after dinner, and that's against team rules. Schleck was in 77th place when he was dismissed; he decided to do the race to help older brother Frank, who was in 13th place when Andy was cut.

The Schlecks announced in late July that they were leaving Team Saxo Bank at the end of this season. A few days later, three-time Tour de France winner, Alberto Contador, announced he would be joining Riis's team next season.

--Erin Beresini

Photo of Andy Schleck in the 2010 Tour de France. Courtesy of Mike Knell on Flickr.

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