In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Pichon wins Route Adélie de Vitré; Indian Pacific Wheel Race mourns death of British rider Mike Hall; Gilbert on his resurgence with QuickStep: ‘I feel good in my skin’; Lizzie Deignan opens up about her experience with British Cycling; Interview with Manzana Postobon manager about Vuelta invite; Boonen says he can still play a role in Flanders’ finale; Sep Vanmarcke ‘If I could get a podium, that would be a surprise’; Devolder ‘If it up to me, this is definitely not my last Tour of Flanders’; Cervelo-Bigla cyclist struck by vehicle while riding from work; No Tour for Dumoulin, all focus on Giro; Van der Poel talks about possible transition to road; Andy Schleck named new chairman of Tour of Luxembourg; Amy’s Gran Fondo expanding for 2017; Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij taking Flanders prep in stride.
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Andy Schleck was named the new chairman of the committee that organizes the Tour of Luxembourg, replacing Frank Zeimet who is retiring.
“After 15 years at the head of the Association of Organizers of the Tour of Luxembourg, Frank Zeimet said farewell,” a statement said.
“During his presidency, Frank contributed to the repositioning and development of the Skoda Tour de Luxembourg. During the general assembly, the AOTDL members appointed Andy Schleck as president of the association.”
The 31-year-old Schleck won the young rider jersey of the Tour de France three times and was retoractively awarded to overall victory from the 2010 race after Alberto Contador was given a ban for clenbuterol.
He retired from racing after the 2014 season. He opened a bike shop and café in Itzig in February 2016. His brother Frank retired at the end of last year.