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A look inside Andy Schleck Cycles - Gallery

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A mural of Andy Schleck outside of the shop

A mural of Andy Schleck outside of the shop
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Some artwork and some very cool soft toys in the corner of the ground floor

Some artwork and some very cool soft toys in the corner of the ground floor
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The Tour de France winner's trophy from 2010

The Tour de France winner's trophy from 2010
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Schleck's bikes and jerseys from some of his biggest wins hang in a three-storey gallery

Schleck's bikes and jerseys from some of his biggest wins hang in a three-storey gallery
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This SRM has seen some miles

This SRM has seen some miles
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One of Lance Armstrong's helmets on display

One of Lance Armstrong's helmets on display
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Alberto Contador's custom S-Works Tarmac from the 2016 season

Alberto Contador's custom S-Works Tarmac from the 2016 season
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An array of Brooks accessories are available

An array of Brooks accessories are available
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A second place trophy from the 2009 Tour de France

A second place trophy from the 2009 Tour de France
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Various stage win trophies from the Tour de France are located around the shop

Various stage win trophies from the Tour de France are located around the shop
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A bike fit studio and physio room are on the top floor of the shop

A bike fit studio and physio room are on the top floor of the shop
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Tools of the trade for a bike fitter

Tools of the trade for a bike fitter
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Schleck wasn't just all about the Tour de France

Schleck wasn't just all about the Tour de France
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Fabian Cancellara's yellow jersey from the opening stage of the Tour de France in 2009

Fabian Cancellara's yellow jersey from the opening stage of the Tour de France in 2009
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Andy Schleck's 2010 Tour de France white jersey (he also took victory following Contador's ban)

Andy Schleck's 2010 Tour de France white jersey (he also took victory following Contador's ban)
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The clean front of Andy Schleck Cycles

The clean front of Andy Schleck Cycles
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An array of bikes were on display, as well as live Tour de France coverage

An array of bikes were on display, as well as live Tour de France coverage
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One of the neatest workshops we've encountered

One of the neatest workshops we've encountered
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All bikes are welcome for some work

All bikes are welcome for some work
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ENVE was one of the high-end brands stocked

ENVE was one of the high-end brands stocked
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A mannequin shows off the shop's jersey

A mannequin shows off the shop's jersey
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Bicycle bells by the dozen

Bicycle bells by the dozen
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Andy Schleck has all types of customer covered

Andy Schleck has all types of customer covered
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E-Townbikes take pride of place on the ground floor

E-Townbikes take pride of place on the ground floor
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When your newspaper cuttings are of you winning a Tour de France stage, they're worth keeping

When your newspaper cuttings are of you winning a Tour de France stage, they're worth keeping
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Fat bikes and beach cruisers are available at the shop

Fat bikes and beach cruisers are available at the shop
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One of two national road race champion jerseys and one of three Tour de France white jerseys

One of two national road race champion jerseys and one of three Tour de France white jerseys
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Andy Schleck Cycles, Itzig, Luxembourg

Andy Schleck Cycles, Itzig, Luxembourg

This article originally appeared on BikeRadar

Last year, Ben Delaney wrote about the best bike shop in the world as a nod to George Orwell's essay about his favourite pub, The Moon Under Water.

The shop stocked the best components and bikes, had a coffee shop and bar, signed ex-professionals' jerseys adorned the walls, dedicated mechanics would treat each bike as their own and there was a sense of community that welcomed everyone from the occasional commuter to hard-core roadie.

However, as with The Moon Under Water, Ben's perfect bike shop doesn't exist. Former professional Andy Schleck, however, has a shop that very much does exist in his home of Luxembourg.

"Hey, isn't Schleck's shop near here?"

Stage 4 of the 2017 Tour de France began in Luxembourg and while the stage finish will be remembered for the Peter Sagan and Mark Cavendish incident, the start was a calm, sunny and fairly non-descript affair.

Following the start of the stage, Ben Delaney and I left Luxembourg to drive back to Dusseldorf and fly home, following a week of tech content gathering at the race. Driving through the glorious Luxembourg countryside — it truly is stunning — it occurred to me that former Tour de France winner Andy Schleck opened a bike shop in his retirement.

Hastily Googling Andy Schleck Bike Shop and entering the address into the Sat-Nav of our hire car, the shop was literally four minutes away and this chance detour took us to one of the most impressive bike shops we've ever been to, perhaps the closest thing you can find to Ben's description last year.

Perhaps, likely due to a Tour de France stage starting less than half an hour's drive away, the car park on the front of Andy Schleck Cycles was nearly empty.

Stepping into the immaculately clean shop, our eyes caught the various svelte carbon components, range-topping Trek and Cervélo bikes and oh, look, a yellow jersey.

 

Fabian Cancellara's yellow jersey from the opening stage of the Tour de France in 2009

The shop has everything from kids' strider bikes, e-town bikes, hybrids, commuters and Tour de France spec'd carbon race bikes.

From a components and clothing aspect, the same variety is available over the three floors of the store, which is linked by a glass gallery containing some of Schleck's famous jerseys and bikes.

 

Schleck's bikes and jerseys from some of his biggest wins hang in a three-storey gallery

There's a cafe-bar located on the ground floor with benches surrounding the gallery to enjoy a coffee and take in some of the sport's recent history.

On the top floor, a bike fitting studio is located alongside Brooks saddles and its vast range of leather commuting accessories, while lining the walls are the etched glass trophies commemorating the various Tour de France and Giro d'Italia stage wins of Schleck's career.

 

A bike fit studio and physio room are on the top floor of the shop

While Schleck was understandably enjoying the spectacle of the Tour de France in his native country, on most days he is in the shop to talk you through the products on sale and perhaps some stories from his short, but outstanding career.

The clean, smart shop front of Andy Schleck Cycles

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