The Schlecks need to be rebooted

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03/12/2013| 0 comments
by Neil Browne
Andy Schleck in this year's Tirreno-Adriatico (RadioShack-Leopard) Fotoreporter Sirotti

The Schlecks need to be rebooted

2014 is the year of the Schlecks.

a new low. Don’t get me wrong - I don’t think Bruyneel was a masterful director and without him the team was going to flounder. But I can’t help but wonder if something else was going on behind closed doors.

Whatever the case may be Andy Schleck needs to get back on track with his training or sit down with Dr. Phil to discuss any possible separation anxiety issues he may have. I liked watching the Schlecks at the Tour de France. Andy’s “My stomach is full of anger and I want revenge” quote is classic!

But if Andy does make a strong comeback to the Tour will people continue to whisper “not normal,” or more likely yell it? Looks like Andy is damned if he does, damned if he doesn’t. If he does poorly at the Tour people will mock him, if he does well people will suspect. Those are the times cycling lives in. No one is above suspicion.

The best Andy can do is split the middle - do okay at L-B-L and then in the Tour win a stage and finish in the top 15. Fränk comes back later this year and in 2014 the Schlecks reboot on another team away from the RadioShack drama.

So I’m saying it once and owning it - 2014 is the year of the Schlecks!

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