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Schleck to announce new team on intl women’s day



2010 Tour de France winner Andy Schleck will present his women's team on 8 March Andy Schleck Cycles Women Project

2010 Tour de France winner Andy Schleck will present his women's team on 8 March Andy Schleck Cycles Women Project

Luxembourg’s last Tour de France winner, Andy Schleck, is to launch a women’s cycling development team to compete in the UCI women’s elite race programme.

The now retired cycling champion founded the Andy Schleck women’s cycling project in August 2017 as a not-for-profit to promote competitive women’s cycling.

On 8 March, which also coincides with international women’s day, he is expected to present the various teams, which will ride under the banner Andy Schleck Cycles-Immo Losch, according to information published on Facebook. The inauguration event will be hosted at Mamer Schlass in Mamer, from 7pm. Among other things, the event will be a chance to introduce  the youth team, B team, development team and staff.

Interested cyclists can find out more about joining the various teams through their local cycling clubs. More information can be found here.

Andy Schleck won the 2010 Tour de France after Alberto Contador failed a doping test and was stripped of the title. He retired from professional cycling in October 2014 citing a knee injury. In 2016, he opened Andy Schleck Cycles in Itzig, which he runs full-time.