Fränk Schleck happy with return to racing at the Tour Down Under

In his first race since the 2012 Tour de France, Fränk Schleck finished safely in 18th place, in the same time as overall favourites Richie Porte (Team Sky) and Rohan Dennis (Garmin-Sharp) on Stage 1 of the Tour Down Under. Schleck was with a large group when he crossed the line which made it over Menglers Hill after Nathan Haas (Garmin-Sharp) and Team Sky had ramped up the pressure on the peloton to force a selection.

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