Coming off a second-place finish in the 2009 Tour, the 25-year-old Schleck is one of the best up and coming riders on the circuit. Having already proven himself to withstand the grind of the Tour de France, Schleck also proved he can adjust to different types of races in winning the Luxembourg Time Trial Championship this year. He will look to become the first Luxembourgian to win the Tour since Charly Gaul in 1958.
Text: Brett Logiurato, SI.com
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