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Tour gallery: Andy Schleck

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Andy Schleck (Team Saxo Bank) shifts gears.

Andy Schleck (Team Saxo Bank) shifts gears. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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The Schleck brothers, Frank and Andy, await the start of stage two in Monaco.

The Schleck brothers, Frank and Andy, await the start of stage two in Monaco. (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Belgian Champ Tom Boonen (Quick Step) and Luxemburger Champ Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank)

Belgian Champ Tom Boonen (Quick Step) and Luxemburger Champ Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Andy Schleck (Team Saxo Bank) sports the jersey of Luxembourg national champion.

Andy Schleck (Team Saxo Bank) sports the jersey of Luxembourg national champion. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Frank Schleck heads to the start.

Frank Schleck heads to the start. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Luxembourg's Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank) looks to see the distance to Alberto Contador (Astana)

Luxembourg's Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank) looks to see the distance to Alberto Contador (Astana) (Image credit: sirott)
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Luxembourger national champion Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank)

Luxembourger national champion Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank)

Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Andy Schleck signs autographs at the start of stage 11.

Andy Schleck signs autographs at the start of stage 11. (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank)

Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Andy Schleck (Team Saxo Bank) pursues Alberto Contador to the summit finish.

Andy Schleck (Team Saxo Bank) pursues Alberto Contador to the summit finish. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Andy Schleck (Team Saxo Bank) was unable to follow the attack of Alberto Contador (Astana).

Andy Schleck (Team Saxo Bank) was unable to follow the attack of Alberto Contador (Astana). (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank)

Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Second on the stage and a white jersey to boot for Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank)

Second on the stage and a white jersey to boot for Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Fränk Schleck (Saxo Bank) celebrates his stage win while brother and teammate Andy Schleck, third place behind Contador, looks equally as ecstatic.

Fränk Schleck (Saxo Bank) celebrates his stage win while brother and teammate Andy Schleck, third place behind Contador, looks equally as ecstatic. (Image credit: AFP)
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Fränk and Andy Schleck lead race leader Alberto Contador on the Col de la Colombière.

Fränk and Andy Schleck lead race leader Alberto Contador on the Col de la Colombière. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank) leads his brother Fränk and Alberto Contador up the Col de la Colombière.

Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank) leads his brother Fränk and Alberto Contador up the Col de la Colombière. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Andy Schleck earned another white jersey for leading the young rider classification.

Andy Schleck earned another white jersey for leading the young rider classification. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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The Schleck brothers lead Alberto Contador and Andreas Klöden on the Col de la Colombière.

The Schleck brothers lead Alberto Contador and Andreas Klöden on the Col de la Colombière. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Andy Schleck (Team Saxo Bank) finished 21st in the time trial and remains in second place on GC.

Andy Schleck (Team Saxo Bank) finished 21st in the time trial and remains in second place on GC. (Image credit: AFP)
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Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank) dug deep to hold onto second overall.

Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank) dug deep to hold onto second overall. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Andy Schleck takes off on a ride to save his podium position.

Andy Schleck takes off on a ride to save his podium position. (Image credit: Russell Standring)
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Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank) finishes alongside Alberto Contador (Astana), as Lance Armstrong (Astana) comes in a few seconds later

Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank) finishes alongside Alberto Contador (Astana), as Lance Armstrong (Astana) comes in a few seconds later (Image credit: AFP)
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Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank) leads Astana teammates Alberto Contador and Lance Armstrong

Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank) leads Astana teammates Alberto Contador and Lance Armstrong (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank), Alberto Contador (Astana) and Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas)

Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank), Alberto Contador (Astana) and Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank) and Alberto Contador (Astana) ride together

Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank) and Alberto Contador (Astana) ride together (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank) tries to shake Alberto Contador (Astana) loose, to no avail

Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank) tries to shake Alberto Contador (Astana) loose, to no avail (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Best young rider Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank)

Best young rider Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank) looks content on the podium in Paris

Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank) looks content on the podium in Paris (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank) claims his second successive best young rider prize

Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank) claims his second successive best young rider prize (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Franco Pellizotti (Liquigas), Thor Hushovd (Cervelo), Alberto Contador (Astana) and Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank) display their jerseys

Franco Pellizotti (Liquigas), Thor Hushovd (Cervelo), Alberto Contador (Astana) and Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank) display their jerseys (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Andy and Frank Schleck ride together alongside Saxo Bank teammate, Stuart O'Grady, on the Tour's final stage

Andy and Frank Schleck ride together alongside Saxo Bank teammate, Stuart O'Grady, on the Tour's final stage (Image credit: Sirotti)

Andy Schleck came into the Tour as a favourite. Seventeen days later, not too much has changed.

He's fifth overall, 2:26 behind Alberto Contador. The climb of Verbier served as a roll call for the riders who will fill the major places. Schleck finished second that day to an inspired Contador but ahead of other rivals. With two major climbing stages to come there's plenty more action to come.

Schleck and his Saxo Bank teammates, particularly his brother Fränk, have shown that they are prepared to attack. Fifth at the tour is a good result but the fat lady isn't singing just yet.

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