Andy Schleck Discussion thread.

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Well I wasnt alive in 1904 but i still know Maurice Garin won that tour but was later stripped of the title.. If the history books shows that, they would probably also show Contador winning the 10 tour :)
 
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The Hitch said:
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I remember that many of us, myself included, used to moan about Andy so much. Now we miss him. What has happened to the current crop of riders?
Sky train (which originated Astana train).
This, the 2012-2-15 Sky train would have brought Andy back on the Galibier on even before. At worst if the Sky train was Evans team they would have got him within a minute on the climb and Evans would have caught him on his own and passed him.
The 2012-2015 Sky train would have Andy isolated in a head group with 5 sky riders, by the end of the Agnello.
Can you give any single example of 5 sky riders isolating any big rider in grand tour?
 
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Isaak-Gabriel said:
This pic of Schleck wearing the maillot jaune on green carpet is very frustrating, look his face, terrible and pathetic. Not the career he would like to have I guess. LBL wasn't enough with his abilities.
I personally do not think being second to Contador twice ( one of the best GT riders) and Evans once (top 5 GT rider of the last 15 years) is anything to be be ashamed of though
 
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Scarponi said:
Isaak-Gabriel said:
This pic of Schleck wearing the maillot jaune on green carpet is very frustrating, look his face, terrible and pathetic. Not the career he would like to have I guess. LBL wasn't enough with his abilities.
I personally do not think being second to Contador twice ( one of the best GT riders) and Evans once (top 5 GT rider of the last 15 years) is anything to be be ashamed of though
Once. That's what the official results say, and if you think otherwise, you should probably take it to The Clinic.
 
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CheckMyPecs said:
Scarponi said:
Isaak-Gabriel said:
This pic of Schleck wearing the maillot jaune on green carpet is very frustrating, look his face, terrible and pathetic. Not the career he would like to have I guess. LBL wasn't enough with his abilities.
I personally do not think being second to Contador twice ( one of the best GT riders) and Evans once (top 5 GT rider of the last 15 years) is anything to be be ashamed of though
Once. That's what the official results say, and if you think otherwise, you should probably take it to The Clinic.
In this case twice was definitely right. The original comment was about Andy not really feeling like a Tour winner so the respond was that even if he only got 2nd twice its still an impressive career.
Btw, he was also 2nd in the giro 2007. I always feel as if that race is already completely forgotten.
 
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I feel that Andy winning The Tour that way was the worst thing that happened to him.
It probably lessened his motivation (yes, I know about injuries), and in comparison with successes of his nemesis that "win" rung that much hollower. All that left him bitter and frustrated.
 
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personal said:
I feel that Andy winning The Tour that way was the worst thing that happened to him.
It probably lessened his motivation (yes, I know about injuries), and in comparison with successes of his nemesis that "win" rung that much hollower. All that left him bitter and frustrated.
I thought the story was that he was always a troubled man, even when he was good at his job?
 
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That content, self-assured smile. The smile of a Tour and Monument winner, the smile of the most elegant and naturally talented climber in a long time.
 
What are you, people, trying to say?
Is there Izoard in this year's route?

That feature we haven't met in current Tour contenders.
Who knows whether Sky train would be able to bring him back.
Back then, they were still learning.

Looking satisfied.
 
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One Eyed Aussie said:
Was it the crash in that windy Dauphine time trial that caused the injury that ultimately did him in? Shame he ended up retiring so young.
Nope, it's his last crash in the stage 3 of TDF 2014 who has destroyed his knee and definitely stopped his career (acl + meniscus damage). Even now he's wearing a knee pad when he practises sport.
 
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Isaak-Gabriel said:
One Eyed Aussie said:
Was it the crash in that windy Dauphine time trial that caused the injury that ultimately did him in? Shame he ended up retiring so young.
Nope, it's his last crash in the stage 3 of TDF 2014 who has destroyed his knee and definitely stopped his career (acl + meniscus damage). Even now he's wearing a knee pad when he practises sport.
Yeah. But the troubles begin in Dauphine 2012 or even when Bruyhnel get the merge with Leopard.

It's funny to see that now everybody miss him after all the hate he get back then.
 
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Red Rick said:
I deleted a bunch of off topic posts. Stopping that would be much appreciated. Otherwise I'll have to do more than deleting posts
Yeah, sorry. Shouldn't have responded to the initial post. :eek:

It's possibly been mentioned before, but I think Andy is a prime example of how talent isn't always enough. You need to work as well, and I think I've heard several people - himself included - say that hard Work wasn't exactly his strongest side.
Back during the Saxo Days Danish TV asked all the riders on that year's Tour team who the laziest rider was, guess who everyone pointed at... though he claimed that he was just relaxed. :p
 
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Dang, Andy looks like a regular lean person now and not a stick insect




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