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Andy Schleck did well enough in the Tour de Romandie's closing time trial to move up to eighth place...
Andy Schleck did well enough in the Tour de Romandie's closing time trial to move up to eighth place overall, much to the delight of his Team CSC Directeur Sportif Scott Sunderland.
"Andy did really well in the time trial and reaffirmed that he is well and truly ready for the Giro d'Italia," Sunderland said on the team's website, team-csc.com. "He gave us a great finish to what has been a great race for us. We've made our mark here with a nice result in the team competition and several brilliant attempts, where especially Chris Anker Sørensen did well."
Sunderland looked optimistically forward to the Giro, which starts this coming weekend in Sardegna. "I think it looks very promising for those riders, who are going on to do Giro d'Italia now, so all in all I'm very satisfied."
Schleck, 21 years-old, finished 22nd in the time trial, 1'29" behind winner Thomas Dekker, but it was enough to propel him from tenth overall to eighth. That brought him the first ProTour points of his career, and increased CSC's lead in the team ranking.