Schleck and Sagan crash ahead of Ardennes

Andy Schleck, Brabantse Pijl 2012

Favourites for the Ardennes Classics, Andy Schleck (RadioShack-Nissan) and Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) crashed in the Brabantse Pijl yesterday.

"Three guys crashed in front of me so I couldn't avoid it at all," Schleck said in a press release. The day was a mixed bag with intermittent rain, cold temperatures and the sun poking through every so often.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.