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Andy Schleck to ride USA Pro Cycling Challenge
Andy Schleck, who is recovering from a fractured sacrum and could not race in the Tour de France, is skipping the Vuelta a España and coming to Colorado to race in the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, his team, RadioShack Nissan, announced.
Schleck, of Luxembourg, is a fan favorite.
“I'm happy to report that Andy Schleck is set to resume racing soon,” RadioShack Nissan general manager Johan Bruyneel wrote on his blog. “We've established a schedule for the remainder of the season where he should be in a good position to attain results - USA Pro Cycling Challenge, Canadian races, followed by Worlds and the two Chinese races.”
Schleck broke his pelvic bone in a crash during the Critérium du Dauphiné time trial.
Rival Alberto Contador is set to race the Vuelta a España. Schleck was given the 2011 Tour de France win after Contador was cited in a doping controversy. Their head-to-head matchup will have to wait for another season.
Read more about the USA Pro Challenge and see maps of the routes on the USA Pro page at OutThereColorado.com.