Andy Schleck still on comeback trail at the Tour de France

Andy Schleck

Andy Schleck is accustomed to entering the Tour de France as a yellow jersey favourite but is now in uncharted waters and has been forced to adopt a new mindset ahead of the 100th edition of the race.

The 28-year-old is on the comeback from a dramatic slump in form following a crash at the 2012 Criterium du Dauphine in which he fractured his pelvis. The injury prevented Schleck from competing at the Tour last year where his brother, Frank, tested positive, compounding his woes.

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Sophie Smith is an Australian journalist, broadcaster and author of Pain & Privilege: Inside Le Tour. She follows the WorldTour circuit, working for British, Australian and US press, and has covered 10 Tours de France.