… but nobody else is making the news lately. Last night, Andy Schleck and his team mate Stuard O’Grady were kicked out of the Vuelta (Tour of Spain, one of the three big stage races, the others being the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia)… by their team manager. It turns out that there’s a strict non-alcoholic drink rule for the Saxo Bank team, and the two of them had admitted that they’d had a drink (or two or three or… it varies according to the account).
One wonders if Andy Schleck is really motivated to do much with Saxo Bank right now, knowing that he moves on next year, and just isn’t taking things very seriously. And at the same time, one wonders if Bjorne Riis, Saxo Bank’s team manager, might be just a bit more tightly wound than normal, knowing that many of his brightest stars are leaving his flock next year for the new Luxembourg super-team.