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View Poll Results: When we will see the best Andy Schleck one more time?
We will see his best version in 2013. 35 27.34%
It will cost a lot for him. But in 2014 he will be fully recovered. 33 25.78%
Never. 60 46.88%
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Old 11-28-12, 22:39
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Lightbulb We'll see the best Andy Schleck again?

.The year began like always. The sky blue, the birds singing and the flowers were beautiful. A known house song could be heard in the pretty Luxembourg.
I don`t wanna work today
Maybe I just wanna stay
Just take it easy cause there is no stress.
I know it`s not an awful crime
Something special in my mind
Nothing`s gonna cause me distress.
I text my baby on her phone
Try to get her Sexy body home
That`s the way I wanna spend my day
[...] NO STRESS.

A-Have you heard this Frank? I love this Laurent Wolf
F- Sounds good. But remember what Mummy told to you "My little sweety, you must do the spring homework this season"
A- Of course i'll be there in PV and in the Ardennes classics doing my tests. How you doubt it?

Months later...
F- Johan has told me that i must travel to Italy for lead the team in a famous race of the country. Something like "Giro D'Italia"
A- What? The Giro D'Italia? Oh. Ok. That race which one time i finished second. The pizzas were good but i cant remember why i didnt win. Maybe too much **** of this downhills.
F- I'll be back soon. Something tell me that i'll have an accidental injury.
A- See you in France.
June...
- FFIUUUU! PRRRFFF! Crash.
Days later...
- I wont win the 2012 Tour De France. I wont even be in it

A sabbatical year. The injury. The Frank's positive. Are those facts enough arguments for think that we'll never see the best Andy Schleck version anymore? We have some precedents. The
Basso and Contador returns. Both came back to the top. Not without strain. Is Andy Schleck prepared for a change of mentality? Is Andy Schleck strong enough for work hard
this winter in his recovery?

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Old 11-28-12, 22:51
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Will be an interesting poll. Sorry for my english.
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Old 11-28-12, 22:57
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I think the next season we'll see his 2011 level. Not the best Andy Schleck. Which for me is the 2010 guy.
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Old 11-28-12, 23:05
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In Basso's case we all know what occured in 2009. The year of his return. Different ages, different type of riders. But also different mentality. Then in 2010 we all saw the true Ivan Basso again. It will cost a year too for Andy?
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I think he will be able to return to his best. He just has to stay focused on the road ahead and keep training and racing. He's only 27 so being past his prime shouldn't be a problem. Plus He raced Beijing, a race he never would race in his life if he wasn't in the position he's in now; so I think that shows he has the motivation to keep racing and to make it back to the highest level.

Don't agree with that narrative by the way.
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Will be an interesting poll. Sorry for my english.
Your English is fine. I'm encouraged that Andy is training through the winter and starting early for a change, Down Under. I hope/pray that the hard work ethic has finally got through to him after his write off of a season AND what he has seen this season. That is, the emergence of Froome and the comeback of Contador.

So, I voted we will see the best of Andy next year. Probably in the minority on this but I feel someone has to carry the torch now that Airstream has abandoned our boy
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Best as in Zoncolan?
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Dont know why yall are making such a big deal of this. He had 1 tour spoiled by a crash. pfff. Happens to everyone.

Yet for Andy Schleck its made out like its the end of his career.

Vinos crash was 10 times worse and he was 10 years older and 12 months later hes olympic champion.
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does not have the right attitude to be a champion anyway.
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When have we ever seen the "best" of Andy Schleck.

He is too fragile to be of serious consideration.
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