Tributes paid to Andy Schleck on Twitter following retirement

Current and former colleagues pay tribute on Twitter to the recently retired Tour de France winner

Andy Schleck in the 2011 Tour de France

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

2010 Tour de France winner Andy Schleck announced his retirement from cycling on Thursday after failing to recover from a knee injury.

While his form has been somewhat iffy in the last few years, Schleck can boast of a Tour win and victory at Liege-Bastogne-Liege in his career, but a crash at the 2014 Tour has forced him to call time at the age of just 29.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).