Schleck Retiring After This Season
The year 2016 is the last season where you will find Frank Schleck as a professional cyclist.
This Trek Segafredo rider has decided to call it quits after the 2016 season. Frank had announced his decision to quit the professional cycling circuit at the pre-Olympics road race press meet.
Schleck turned a cycling pro in 2003 with the CSC. He revealed this news just before the road race at the 2016 Rio Olympics this month. He is really proud of being a biker for most part of his life and has made a living through riding. It is not an easy thing to suddenly stop something that you love so much, but he always wanted to bow out of the field when he was at his competitive best. Frank feels that this is the right time to retire and is very grateful and thankful to all the people who have stood by him all through his cycling career.
Schleck is happy that he will get to spend more time with his family after his retirement. He said that he will be keeping all the good things that have happened in his career very dear to him all through his life. He feels that he is always a bike rider and would make use of his retirement to spend quality time with his two kids.
Frank Schleck feels that the third place overall finish at the 2011 Tour De France is the stand out performance of his illustrious cycling career. This was the season where his brother Andy Schleck finished 2nd in the Tour De France. Standing on the podium with a third place at the Tour De France is the highlight and a moment to cherish for a lifetime. He feels that the 2016 season is still long and wants to give his 100% before hanging his boots at the end of the season.