Tour de France left Schleck-less for first time in a decade

Frank Schleck confirms he will not be riding the 2015 Tour de France, ending a streak of nine consecutive Tours for one of the Schleck brothers

Andy and Frank Schleck in the 2014 Fleche Wallonne (Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

For the first time in ten editions, not a single rider with the surname Schleck will ride the Tour de France, after Frank confirmed a knee injury would rule him out of the race.

The streak stretches back a decade with either Frank or Andy, or both, riding in the last nine Tours, with the latter winning in 2010 thanks to Alberto Contador's doping indiscretions.

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