Schleck withdraws from TDF

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iol spt june13 Schleck Gallo Images Yellow jersey contender Andy Schleck has pulled out of this year's Tour de France due to injuries suffered in last week's Criterium du Dauphine race.

LUXEMBOURG – Yellow jersey contender Andy Schleck has pulled out of this year's Tour de France due to injuries suffered in last week's Criterium du Dauphine race, according to his family.

Schleck was among the favourites for the 98th edition, which will begin in Liege, Belgium on June 30 and ends in Paris on July 22, but will take no part after being diagnosed with a pelvis fracture in recent days.

The RadioShack climbing specialist, a three-time runner-up in the world's premier cycling event, had recently been crowned the 2010 champion following the disqualification of Spain's Alberto Contador for doping offences. – Sapa-AFP


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