Andy Schleck: "I am in the dark and I am nervous"
"I regularly visit the ostheopathic doctor, to prevent any problems. Physically I am OK but mentally it's a whole different story. To forget such a crash and a long time of suffering is easier said than done. At the slightest twitch or bruise I tend to get really worried. I hope to prevent injuries with a lot of stretching exercises.
Will I be as good as 2011? I can't say. But I can promise to do everything to achieve that goal. I am only 27 years of age, and I have a lot of opportunities left to win races.
I am missing the race rhythm. I trained well, but that doesn't replace racing. If everything goes according to plan, I will have had 60 race days by the time the Tour starts. That is absolutely necessary. I have to do races to get back to my old level. Cycling has to become fun again, then the performance curve will go up. I am optimistic."