ANDY SCHLECK: AFTER LONG LEGAL PROCESS, DRIVING BAN SUSPENDED

Andy Schleck, former Luxembourg professional cyclist was clocked driving in Frisangfe in his native Luxembourg at a speed zone of 84kmh (52mph) in a 50kmh (31mph) zone sometime in August 2015.


Due to this, he was handed a ban from driving for a one-month period, and asked to pay a fine as well.
However, he lodged an appeal in other to rescind the ban placed on him, as he needed to drive to his work place.

The case led to a protracted legal process but recently, it seems it has been laid to rest. Schleck has now heard that the driving ban placed on him has been suspended.

But according to the conditions of the ban suspension, the case would remain on file for a period of five years. Where Schleck is caught speeding again within that time frame, it will come into force.

Schleck had opened his bike shop after retiring in 2014 from professional cycling. The bike shop named after him, Andy Schleck Cycles began business in February 2016 and is located in Itzig, Luxembourg. He also runs training camps as well apart from the shop.

In August that same year, an electrical fire caused some damage to the bike shot thus setting the business aback for a while. However, by September, he had it all fixed it up and reopened once again for business.

In the 2010 edition of the Tour de France, Schleck emerged as the winner of the event. In 2009 and 2011, he ended up as a runner-up. Three individual stages in the race was also won by him and in 2007, he was the runner up in his first ever Grand Tour outing. In 2009, he won the Liège-Bastogne-Liège.

His brother, Frank Schleck retired in 2016 from professional cycling.