2010 Tour de France winner Andy Schleck will present his women's team on 8 March
Photo: 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.
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.