The Trek Factory Team has selected Frank and Andy Schleck for Tour de France 2014. The Schleck brothers are both going to take part. The squad was announced on 25th June . The line up begins on 5th July in Leeds.
Andy won the Tour de France in 2010. In 2011 Andy and Frank ranked second and third as Cadel Evans won the title. After 2011 the performance of both the players have declined. In 2012 tour Frank proved positive for Xipamide which is banned hence he made a comeback this year in January for the Tour Down Under. Andy in the same year got his pelvis fractured and since then he is struggling.
Luca Guercilena the manager of Trek Factory Racing stated that the Schleck brothers will return to form by 2014. As far as Frank is concerned he has been trying hard to come out as aggressive and for Andy everything is depended on his condition. In the Weekly Magazine of the Cycling Guercilena also pointed out that both the brothers might not get a renewed contract in their team due to their performance.
The riders have not won since 2011. The brothers will be joined by Danny Von Pappel of Netherlands, Mathew Busche of U.S.A, Gregory Rast and Fabian Cancellera of Switzerland, Haimar Zubeldei of Spain and Jens Voigt of Germany. In the stage of mountain Frank Schleck has been counted to be in top form. The tour will witness lot of climbing. Haimar and Frank are the two who are coming in with experience.
Frank coming in with confidence leaves Andy’s condition in a shaky position. However 2011 saw Frank winning Criterium International’s first stage and Andy holded Tour’s stage 18. Though both are capable but winning will be icing on the cake after a long time