Posted July 05, 2013 on AP on Fox
PLAYERS: Andy Schleck
Andy Schleck is upset with his Tour de France team for cutting ties with older brother Frank Schleck. But he's not saying anything more to team leaders at RadioShack Leopard Trek because if he says what he really thinks ''they might use it against me and fire me as well.'' The 2010 Tour de France champion spoke before Friday's stage. A day earlier, key sponsor Leopard SA said it will not ''renew the collaboration'' with Frank Schleck after his ban for doping expires. Frank Schleck is sitting out this Tour because of a one-year suspension for a positive test for a banned diuretic in last year's race. Andy Schleck said he was ''sad and disappointed.'' He was 34th overall, 34 seconds behind leader Daryl Impey entering the seventh stage.

Martin wins Tour de France's 9th stage

Irishman Dan Martin beat Denmark's Jakob Fuglsang at the line to win Sunday's ninth stage of the Tour de France and race favorite Chris Froome withstood early attacks to defend the yellow jersey on another hard day of climbing in the Pyrenees. Garmin-Sharp rider Martin and Fuglsang were alone to contest the stage win, and Martin surged past with about 150 meters to go. ...
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