Frank Schleck Raring To Go This Season

Those who are contemplating retirement will not find Frank Schleck among them as he is still targeting a win at the Tour de France.


This would be his 15th season as a professional rider. Being from Luxembourg, he is still going on in his cycling career and wishes to pursue it further. Known to be part of the Trek Factory Racing team, he is now heading into the fifteenth season with his focus planted in Tour de France firmly this year. He is known as a veteran in the cycling community, now 35 years of age. Last year was difficult for him, but he was able to gain a win at a stage category in the Vuelta a Espana.

Many would have thought that this year would see Frank is taking a backseat.

The current deal that he has with Trek is in the final year this time. The last year had seen him down with injuries as well. The win that he obtained at Vuelta has motivated him and he has not decided on retirement as yet, like his team mate Fabian Cancellara. His major focus for this year lies in Tour de France. Many fans might be wondering when he would be hanging up his boots. To that responded that he would not be carrying on riding till he is 42. He realizes that age makes it harder for him and injuries take longer to recover from. With young riders coming through it also makes the competitions tougher. However, he has a firm belief that he can ride into the top ten positions in the Tour. As a result, he is raring to go this year. He realizes that his experience will be valuable that he will be able to impart to young riders even after he gives up active riding.