Andy Schleck: ‘Alberto Contador did something he shouldn’t have done, even if he denies it’

The Luxembourger also described winning a Tour de France title on paper rather than on the bike as 'bull***t'

Alberto Contador and Andy Schleck on stage 17 of the 2010 Tour de France (Bryn Lennon/Getty)

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Andy Schleck has described winning a Tour de France on paper and not on a bike as "bull***t", and that it took him a long time to accept the reality of his 2010 Tour de France win, saying he believed "Alberto did something he shouldn't have done even if he denies it still."

Andy Schleck finished second to Alberto Contador at the 2010 Tour by 39 seconds, and was retroactively awarded the win in 2012 after Contador was found guilty of doping, with the Spaniard protesting his innocence and maintaining he ingested the banned drug clenbuterol via a contaminated steak.”

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Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

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