Andy Schleck To Open Bike Shop Post Retirement

Andy Schleck is gradually learning to make peace with his forced retirement. The young rider has declared to open up a bike shop in Itzig town of Luxembourg.

The 2010 Tour France champion comes across as a positive person who is striving towards a positive & meaningful future even when his potential cycling career met with a doom. As per the recent reports, the junior Schleck is all set to launch a bike shop – which somehow would be able to maintain his ties with his beloved sport.

“We would, certainly, be selling the Trek bikes”, stated Schleck who was a part of Trek Factory during his rider days. “The store won’t just be a mere lobby with the bikes at display.”

“Actually, we wish to offer a very valuable service. I am looking forward to channelize my skills & my very athletic experience and approach to customer service.

Andy would be launching the bike store in partnership with his dad-in-law Mr. Jeannot Delvaux & the new store has been entitled as “Andy Schleck-Schleck-Delvaux Cycles Associates”.

It was a persistent & stressful knee injury which forced the junior Schleck to get into retirement & bid adieu to his otherwise prospective career as a rider. He was compelled to take leave from the professional cycling sector at the final quarter of 2014. Andy was felicitated with the recognition of 2010 Tour France winner after the Spanish rider Contador (Alberto) was ripped of the honor given doping controversies in the year 2012.

Norman Ellis Gregory And His Love For Cycling

Norman Ellis Gregory has reportedly joked that long life is a part of his family. The war veteran of Suffolk has recently celebrated his 93rd birthday but he isn’t relying on his luck. He takes a bicycle ride every day to keep his fitness up and records the miles he rode. The previous year, he had clocked up a total of 3500 miles.

He says that he wakes up every day and then brushes, shaves, have breakfast and by 9 he is out cycling. In normal mornings, he ventures out cycling and rides for two hours and then if he feels that he is going good, he sometimes even takes up a third hour.

As he lives in the Suffolk countryside, the area is a bit rolling and is very much approved for a spin. The lanes are quiet and very good for a ride in the tranquility. He is not attempting any world record but even then he does 10-20 miles each day on the cycle and always records the distance in a log. Although he loves being out on his cycle, it is the exercise that it gives him that excites him to come out every day.

Funding Strategy By The British Cyclists

The funding of the elite sport by UK consultants is going to come to an end soon. The cycling federation of UK is trying their level best to put their opinion first. It is hailed as a partial treatment towards the elite whereas it should be an all round participation.

UK is targeting the investment which allows the cyclists to win medals and awards. In 2012 UK reached third position from 36th at the Games Medal of Atlanta. The funding is considered as transformational since it tries to bring about a balance. It will also allow the nation to grow and become the number one country in terms of funding in cycling is concerned.

Andy Schleck

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Andy Schleck Retires From Bike Race

2010 Tour France champ Andy Schleck has reportedly announced retirement from riding. The news is quite a shocker in the light of the successful cyclists mere 29 years of age.

“There has been huge speculation and now I need to confirm all the speculations”, stated a morose Schleck while addressing a press conference from his home town.

I won’t be a rider next year. I actually hurts. I had to take this decision following my ill health after the crashes.”

The younger of the Schleck brother-duo, won Tour France 2010, after Alberto Contador was suspended on doping grounds. He was also victorious at Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2009 7 has got many podium finishes under his sleeve. But sadly, the serious crashes of late pulled the brake for him.

His last race was Tour France 2014 where he succumbed to a bad crash on the London streets.

“I had my operations in Basel, I was able to cycle but it was my knee which did not stop swelling. I was very painful. My physician said that he cannot do anything further. I was hopeful that it would get better, yet it did not”, Andy was having a hard time collecting himself.

“Thoughts came- what would I be doing with the knee, especially my life & cycling career? It was not easy for me but I had to come up with this decision that riding is over for me and I decided that I would draw an end to my career by the final of 2014.”

The younger Schleck brother had his last ever triumph atop Tour France championship’s highest finish, at Col Galibier 2011 stage 18.

‘I recall back with smile. I am quite proud of my achievements”, he added on. “Like the Galibier stage. It was completely my idea since nobody agreed to do that in the squad.”