Andy Schleck is a professional road bicycle racer who hails from Luxembourg and races for team RadioShack-Nissan-Trek. His elder brother Frank Schleck also races for the same team. He started his career as an armature rider in 2004 with VC Roubaix cycling club.
His talent and abilities were noticed by Cyrille Guimard, who is a sports director and has directed several Tour de France winners. Bjarne Riis who is the manager of the Danish Team CSC got word of Andy and asked about him to brother Frank who was racing for CSC at that time. Andy was taken in CSC as a stagiaire, means an amature rider who rides in a professional team and his abilities are assessed.
Andy Schleck along with his brother Frank won the 2005 National Championships with Frank winning the road race and Andy individual time trial. His next major win came in 2007 after winning the Young Rider Classification at Giro d’Italia. After this Andy’s winning streak continued and he won the Young Rider Classification in 2008 edition of the Tour de France. The biggest win, so far, of his career came when he won the Liege-Bastogne-Liege in 2009. In the 2009 edition of tour de France he secured the second place.
In 2009 tour de France Andy Schleck also won the Young Rider Classification. The nest year Andy was just 39 seconds behind the winner at tour de France and came second although he was the winner of Young Riders Classification. This was his third consecutive win. Though Alberto Contador was the winner everybody believed that Andy should have been the winner since he was leading from the beginning and lost 39 seconds as his chains fell on a mountain stage. In 2012 he was awarded the winner based on Alberto’s CAS hearing.