Schleck keeps focused despite rivals' early success

Andy Schleck wins

Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank) is concentrated on his own programme leading to the Classics and Tour de France despite the strong showing of rival Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne) two weeks ago at the Tour Down Under.

"There are no two riders you can compare, they are all different," said Schleck. "If he needs to be good in the Classics then maybe he needs to be good now."

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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.