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Schleck brothers up for Luxembourg male athlete of the year

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Cycling News
Published:
November 20, 2010, 11:28 GMT,
Updated:
November 20, 2010, 11:42 GMT
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, Sunday, November 21, 2010
Andy Schleck and brother Frank watch as the 2011 Tour route is unveiled

Andy Schleck and brother Frank watch as the 2011 Tour route is unveiled

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Honourary awards for Jungels and Tour of Luxembourg organizer

It will be brother against brother in the vote for Luxembourg's male athlete of the year, as both Andy and Fränk Schleck have been nominated. They will face eight others, with the sports ranging from swimming to gymnastics.

Cyclists have dominated the vote in recent years, winning every year since 2003.  Kim Kirchen has won the title five times, with Fränk Schleck winning in 2006 and Andy Schleck last year.  The title, as well as that for female athlete and team of the year, will be awarded December 9 at the Casino 2000 in Bad Mondorf.

Cycling will take home at least two awards that evening.  Two young athletes are traditionally honoured, and this year one of them is Bob Jungels, an 18-year-old who won the Junior world time trial championship in Italy this past August.

In addition, an honourary award will be made to the AOTdL, the organizers of the Tour of Luxembourg, as one of the “Luxembourg organiszers, who offer Luxembourgers sport in Luxembourg on the highest level by Luxembourgers.”

The Schleck brothers rode for Team Saxo Bank this year and will ride for the Luxembourg Pro Cycling Project as of 2011.  Andy Schleck, 25, finished second overall in the Tour de France after winning two stages and wearing the leader's jersey for six stages.  Fränk Schleck, 30, won the Tour de Suisse and finished second in the Tour of Luxembourg and fifth in the Vuelta a Espana.

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