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Saxo Bank Pre-Ardennes Classics Press Conference
By Bart Hazen
Date: 4/16/2010
Saxo Bank Pre-Ardennes Classics Press Conference

Saxo Bank Pre-Ardennes Classics Press Conference
Andy & Frank Schleck meet the press in Lanaken, Belgium for a pre race press conference on their goals for the Ardennes Classics.

The Schleck brothers are ready for Amstel Gold Race, Fleche Wallonne and Liege Bastogne Liege. Fränk won the Amstel in 2006 and Andy won last years Liege so they are really motivated to do well again.

Fränk Schleck is extra motivated as he became a father, with the birth of his daughter Leea. this week. Frank also turned a page in his personal calendar, celebrating his 30th birthday yesterday on the 15th.

This year Andy is aiming for Amstel, while Fränk will be on the hunt to add a victory in Liège-Bastogne-Liège to his palmares.

The talented Schleck brothers, Andy and Frank. Photo © 2010 Bart Hazen

Fränk commented, "The morale is good; but I don’t know if my missing sleep (due to the birth of his daughter) is the perfect preparation. In the last several years we were good in the Classics and I hope we’re going to be there again. Andy was looking good in the Tour of the Basque Country and we just want to get the racing started.”

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Andy and Frank wait for the questions. Photo © 2010 Bart Hazen

Uncle Andy Photo © 2010 Bart Hazen

Pappa Frank, looks a bit tired after his first few days of fatherhood. But, he'll sure to be ready when the race starts on Sunday and motivated to bring home the prize to wife Martine and daughter Leea. Photo © 2010 Bart Hazen

Andy Schleck Photo © 2010 Bart Hazen

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