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Schleck celebrates emotional team effort

Fränk Schleck proud of Carlos Sastre's overall Tour de France win

Fränk Schleck proud of Carlos Sastre's overall Tour de France win (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

By Gregor Brown

Fränk Schleck celebrated a sentimental Team-CSC Saxo Bank win on Sunday in Paris, with Tour de France winner and team mate Carlos Sastre.

The Luxembourg rider finished sixth this year and described his feelings after he crossed the line, "It is really important, with a lot of emotions. We did not have to talk a lot. We gave each other a big hug, and that was nice," said Schleck to Cyclingnews.

The Denmark-based team won the maillot jaune with Sastre, the maillot blanc with Schleck's brother, Andy Schleck, and took the teams classification. Schleck devoted himself to Spaniard Sastre after he held the overall lead for two stages.

He confirmed the team's hard work, which also included a stage win by Kurt-Asle Arvesen. "It is nice to finish with the team. It was a big team effort." As for the future Schleck made is intentions clear and looked forward to the competing among the top contenders . "Back to win? I hope so."

After a post-Tour criterium in his home country, Schleck travels to Beijing for the Olympics with national team-mates Andy Schleck and Kim Kirchen.

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