Riis confident in Frank Schleck ahead of Vuelta

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Saxo Bank boss, Bjarne Riis is confident Fränk Schleck will be ready to challenge for the Tour of Spain, starting on August 28. Schleck has raced only once since abandoning the Tour de France on July 6 and his wedding plans force him to miss the Tour du Limousin.

"I have not asked about Frank's start in the Tour du Limousin, that's up to our sports director, Bradley McGee. I know Fränk very well and I don't think he would be very happy to race so close to his wedding," Riis told Politiken.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.