Schlecks within striking distance of Tour's race lead

Andy and Frank Schleck, stage two, Criterium International 2011

Brothers Fränk and Andy Schleck are within striking distance of the Tour de France's overall lead with the high-mountain looming on the horizon. One day after Brit Bradley Wiggins abandoned the race, the Schlecks rode to Super Besse as race favourites.

"To be honest, it's a mental game right now," said Fränk after today's eighth leg. "So far, so good."

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