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Gallery: Andy Schleck's cycling career in photos

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Andy Schleck in yellow after stage 19 of the 2011 Tour de France

Andy Schleck in yellow after stage 19 of the 2011 Tour de France
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Andy Schleck

Andy Schleck
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Supporters of Andy Schleck at the Tour de France in 2014

Supporters of Andy Schleck at the Tour de France in 2014
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On stage 20 of the 2011 Tour de France, Andy Schleck's substandard time trialing skills lost him the race to Cadel Evans

On stage 20 of the 2011 Tour de France, Andy Schleck's substandard time trialing skills lost him the race to Cadel Evans
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Andy Schleck enjoys his podium time at the 2011 Tour de France

Andy Schleck enjoys his podium time at the 2011 Tour de France
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Andy Schleck attacked solo to win stage 18 of the 2011 Tour de France

Andy Schleck attacked solo to win stage 18 of the 2011 Tour de France
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Andy Schleck wins the Galibier stage of the 2011 Tour de France

Andy Schleck wins the Galibier stage of the 2011 Tour de France
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Andy Schleck in the 2011 Tour de France

Andy Schleck in the 2011 Tour de France
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Alberto Contador suffers on the climb in the 2011 Tour de France

Alberto Contador suffers on the climb in the 2011 Tour de France
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Andy Schleck in the mountains jersey at the 2011 Tour de Suisse

Andy Schleck in the mountains jersey at the 2011 Tour de Suisse
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The Devil cheers on Schleck in the 2011 Tour de Suisse

The Devil cheers on Schleck in the 2011 Tour de Suisse
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Andy and his brother Frank Schleck lost out to Philippe Gilbert in the 2011 Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Andy and his brother Frank Schleck lost out to Philippe Gilbert in the 2011 Liege-Bastogne-Liege
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Andy Schleck on the attack in the 2011 Amstel Gold Race

Andy Schleck on the attack in the 2011 Amstel Gold Race
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In 2011, Schleck left the team of Bjarne Riis to start up Leopard-Trek

In 2011, Schleck left the team of Bjarne Riis to start up Leopard-Trek
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Andy Schleck swimming with dolphins in the off-season

Andy Schleck swimming with dolphins in the off-season
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Andy Schleck in the 2011 Tour de France

Andy Schleck in the 2011 Tour de France
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In 2011, Andy Schleck raced in the USA Pro Challenge in Colorado

In 2011, Andy Schleck raced in the USA Pro Challenge in Colorado
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Andy Schleck in the USA Pro Challenge in 2011

Andy Schleck in the USA Pro Challenge in 2011
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Andy Schleck in the 2014 Tour de Suisse

Andy Schleck in the 2014 Tour de Suisse
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Andy and Frank Schleck in 2014

Andy and Frank Schleck in 2014
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Andy Schleck was not a factor at the finish of the Alpe d'Huez stage of the 2013 Tour de France

Andy Schleck was not a factor at the finish of the Alpe d'Huez stage of the 2013 Tour de France
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Andy Schleck in the 2013 Tour de Suisse

Andy Schleck in the 2013 Tour de Suisse
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Andy Schleck in the 2013 Tour Down Under

Andy Schleck in the 2013 Tour Down Under
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An Andy Schleck fan in the Tour of Beijing 2012

An Andy Schleck fan in the Tour of Beijing 2012
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When Johan Bruyneel moved in and merged the team with Leopard Trek, the Schleck brothers came together

When Johan Bruyneel moved in and merged the team with Leopard Trek, the Schleck brothers came together
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Andy Schleck in the 2012 Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Andy Schleck in the 2012 Liege-Bastogne-Liege
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Andy Schleck in the 2012 Fleche Wallonne

Andy Schleck in the 2012 Fleche Wallonne
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At the 2012 Radioshack-Nissan training camp, the fatigue showed

At the 2012 Radioshack-Nissan training camp, the fatigue showed
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Andy and Frank Schleck

Andy and Frank Schleck
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Andy Schleck was voted most aggressive rider at the USA Pro Challenge in 2011

Andy Schleck was voted most aggressive rider at the USA Pro Challenge in 2011
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Andy Schleck eventually was declared winner of the 2010 Tour de France after Alberto Contador tested positive for a banned drug

Andy Schleck eventually was declared winner of the 2010 Tour de France after Alberto Contador tested positive for a banned drug
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Andy Schleck and Alberto Contador ended the 2010 Tour de France like this, but Schleck would be awarded the win later

Andy Schleck and Alberto Contador ended the 2010 Tour de France like this, but Schleck would be awarded the win later
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Andy Schleck in 2009

Andy Schleck in 2009
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Andy Schleck follows 2008 Tour champion and teammate Carlos Sastre on the Champs-Elysees

Andy Schleck follows 2008 Tour champion and teammate Carlos Sastre on the Champs-Elysees
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Andy Schleck on the podium of the 2008 Tour de France

Andy Schleck on the podium of the 2008 Tour de France
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Andy Schleck in the white jersey in the 2008 Tour de France

Andy Schleck in the white jersey in the 2008 Tour de France
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Andy Schleck in the white jersey in the 2008 Tour de France

Andy Schleck in the white jersey in the 2008 Tour de France
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Andy Schleck attacks in the 2008 Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Andy Schleck attacks in the 2008 Liege-Bastogne-Liege
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Andy Schleck dropped out of the 2007 Tour of Germany

Andy Schleck dropped out of the 2007 Tour of Germany
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Andy Schleck and teammate Jens Voigt in 2007

Andy Schleck and teammate Jens Voigt in 2007
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Andy Schleck in the best young rider's jersey at the Tour of Germany in 2007

Andy Schleck in the best young rider's jersey at the Tour of Germany in 2007
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Andy Schleck finished second overall to Danilo Di Luca in the 2007 Giro d'Italia

Andy Schleck finished second overall to Danilo Di Luca in the 2007 Giro d'Italia
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Andy Schleck marks Danilo Di Luca in the 2007 Giro d'Italia

Andy Schleck marks Danilo Di Luca in the 2007 Giro d'Italia
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Andy Schleck in the best young rider's jersey at the 2007 Giro d'Italia

Andy Schleck in the best young rider's jersey at the 2007 Giro d'Italia
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In 2007, Schleck came third behind Leonardo Piepoli and Danilo Di Luca on stage 10 of the Giro d'Italia

In 2007, Schleck came third behind Leonardo Piepoli and Danilo Di Luca on stage 10 of the Giro d'Italia
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Andy Schleck attacks in the 2009 Amstel Gold Race

Andy Schleck attacks in the 2009 Amstel Gold Race
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In 2009 Andy Schleck won Liege-Bastogne-Liege

In 2009 Andy Schleck won Liege-Bastogne-Liege
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Andy Schleck celebrates the stage win of his brother Frank in the 2009 Tour de France

Andy Schleck celebrates the stage win of his brother Frank in the 2009 Tour de France
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The final jerseys of the 2010 Tour de France

The final jerseys of the 2010 Tour de France
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Andy Schleck won the stage but could not get time on Contador on the Tourmalet

Andy Schleck won the stage but could not get time on Contador on the Tourmalet
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Alberto Contador and Andy Schleck traded blows on the Col du Tourmalet in the 2010 Tour de France

Alberto Contador and Andy Schleck traded blows on the Col du Tourmalet in the 2010 Tour de France
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Andy Schleck lost time on stage 15 to Luchon in the 2010 Tour de France when he dropped his chain.

Andy Schleck lost time on stage 15 to Luchon in the 2010 Tour de France when he dropped his chain.
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Andy Schleck celebrates his maillot jaune in the 2010 Tour de France

Andy Schleck celebrates his maillot jaune in the 2010 Tour de France
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Andy Schleck attacks in the 2010 Tour de France

Andy Schleck attacks in the 2010 Tour de France
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Andy Schleck wins in Morzine in the 2010 Tour de France

Andy Schleck wins in Morzine in the 2010 Tour de France
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In the 2010 Tour de France, Andy Schleck followed Fabian Cancellara to a big advantage over his rivals on the cobbled stage

In the 2010 Tour de France, Andy Schleck followed Fabian Cancellara to a big advantage over his rivals on the cobbled stage
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Andy Schleck went toe-to-toe with Philippe Gilbert in the 2010 Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Andy Schleck went toe-to-toe with Philippe Gilbert in the 2010 Liege-Bastogne-Liege
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Andy Schleck attacks in the 2010 Fleche Wallone

Andy Schleck attacks in the 2010 Fleche Wallone
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Andy Schleck on the podium, placing 2nd in the 2009 Tour de France behind Alberto Contador and ahead of Lance Armstrong

Andy Schleck on the podium, placing 2nd in the 2009 Tour de France behind Alberto Contador and ahead of Lance Armstrong
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Andy Schleck was best young rider in the 2009 Tour de France

Andy Schleck was best young rider in the 2009 Tour de France
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Andy Schleck powers ahead of Alberto Contador atop the Mont Ventoux in the 2009 Tour de France

Andy Schleck powers ahead of Alberto Contador atop the Mont Ventoux in the 2009 Tour de France
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Andy Schleck in 2006 with CSC

Andy Schleck in 2006 with CSC
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Andy Schleck dropped his chain in the 2010 Tour de France in a move that almost cost him the race

Andy Schleck dropped his chain in the 2010 Tour de France in a move that almost cost him the race
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Andy Schleck confirmed his retirement after ten years as a professional cyclist, at a press conference this Thursday.

During his time as a cyclist Schleck rode with only two teams. He spent his formative years with Bjarne Riis and the CSC team, before branching out to the Leopard Trek project (now Trek Factory Racing) where he has been since 2011. Schleck began in the shadow of his elder brother Frank, but first showed promise as a Grand Tour rider in his own right when he finished second in the 2007 Giro d’Italia. His last major success was also arguably his most impressive, when he mounted an audacious attack on the Izoard to take a stage win at the 2011 Tour de France.

Things took a downturn in 2012 when he broke his pelvis in a crash during the 2012 Critérium du Dauphiné and he was forced to skip the Tour de France. After the Dauphiné, Schleck would go onto abandon eight of the next 10 races he started. Since then, the younger of the two Schleck brothers has struggled to re-find his confidence and form in the peloton. His final race was this year’s Tour de France, where he crashed out on stage three, injuring his knee.

In this gallery we look back at Andy Schleck’s career from 2005-2014.