Bad news for cyclist Andy Schleck and his fans. The rider will not be able to contest in the Tour of Romandie as he is still recuperating from the week-old knee injury. This is obviously going to be a bitter pill for Schleck to swallow, say the insiders. On the sidelines of the Liege Bastogne Liege tournament, Schleck has told the reporters of Cycling news, “The last week was really bad for me. Since I crashed in Amstel, my knee is still paining.”
When asked about the treatment he is currently receiving to recover from his injury, Schleck has revealed that, “I had a scan for my knee and the reports suggest that I should take rest for a while. I took part in Romandie but at the last moment I had to back out. Doctors say that after four to five days it will be ok. I hope I would get back to harder training by then.”
“I know my team expects a good show from me. Hence I want to prove my worth in the Suisse,” said Schleck who is now eyeing to warm up himself at the Tour de Suisse right after recovering from his injury. Immediately after the Suisse tour, Tour of Luxemburg will begin where Schleck wants to comeback with his desired form.
“My form was good before I got the injury. I used to practice behind the scooter for at least five hours every day. It is just the knee which is bothering me now,” said a frustrated Schleck while talking to the Cycling news.
However, the critics of Andy Schleck have said otherwise. They say that the cyclist who has not yet made it to the top 50 till date is resorting to this excuse whereas more focus should be onto Japanese rider Arashiro who cracked into the top 10 for a few times.