Andy Schleck: Career in photos

Pictorial look back at Andy Schleck's career as he announces his retirement from professional cycling. Photos by Graham Watson and Andy Jones

Andy Schleck wins stage 18 of the 2011 Tour de France

Andy Schleck wins stage 18 of the 2011 Tour de France. Photo: Graham Watson

(Image credit: Watson)

After a lengthy period of speculation, Andy Schleck announced his retirement from professional cycling on Thursday morning. The Trek Factory Racing rider from Luxembourg drew his a nine-year career to a close.

After turning professional with the CSC team in 2005, Schleck very soon established himself as one of the peloton's most promising riders. In 2006, he was part of CSC's Tour of Britain team and won the mountains classification.

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