Andy Schleck to Miss Tour de France

Cyclist sidelined by spinal fracture

Adam Roy

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Luxembourger cyclist Andy Schleck will sit out this year’s Tour de France due to injuries sustained during the Criterium du Dauphine. Schleck’s father, former pro cyclist Johny Schleck, told the Associated Press on Wednesday that his son would miss the Tour, and likely the London Olympics, with a spinal fracture. “His morale is zero at the moment,” Johny Schleck said. The younger Schleck, who has struggled with illness and knee injuries this year, will now focus on the Vuelta a EspaƱa in August. Schleck was awarded the 2010 Tour de France title last month after Alberto Contador was disqualified for doping.

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