Andy Schleck has been a star performer for Trek Factory Racing ever since he became a pro cyclist in the year 2005. However, recently the racing team officials are very uncertain about Schleck’s future with the team because of the serious knee injury he suffered from during the third stage of the Tour de France 2014.
There were many speculations about whether Schleck’s contract with Trek will be renewed at the end of this cycling season or not. But on 5th of September, 2014 it was confirmed by Trek that Schleck will not be signed for the 2015 cycling season.
According to Tim Vanderjeugd (spokesmen of Trek team), Andy Schleck’s knee is not at all good. Even if the Schleck’s rides his bicycle for an hour or so, his knee gets swollen and this fact is not at all encouraging. Vanderjeugd even said that Schleck is still a preferred choice for the team so they will have to wait in order to see how he recovers.
The doctors have reported that Schleck has injured both his cruciate and collateral ligaments. Along with that his meniscus is torn. This ultimately means that Schleck needs lots of recovery time.
Trek team has extended the contract with Andy Schleck’s brother- Frank Schleck. It has also signed Bauke Mollema (Dutch rider) who is perhaps going to lead the Trek team in the grand tours next year.
Danish media people have reported rumors that Andy Schleck might join Cult Energy. But such rumors were dismissed by Kim Anderson (sport directors of Trek team).
Vanderjeugd surely thinks that Trek team is all set for the grand tours and GC with inclusion of Mollema and Frank in the team. He claims that the team composition will not undergo much change next year.
Only time will tell what future Schleck will have with Trek Factory Racing.