Schleck set to miss Tour De France
Three time Tour De France runner up Andy Schleck is set to miss out on this years event.
The Luxenbourgish cyclist who came second in the 2009,2010 and 2011 races, crashed out in the fourth stage of the Criterium Du Dauphine.
MRI scans have revealed a broken Vertabrae and the 27 year old has no prospect of starting the Tour in Liege on June 30th.
His team Radioshack-Nissan have called a press conference for this afternoon.
After his crash in Southeastern France on Sunday he tweeted, (@andy_schleck) "Thanks for all the nice support an b day wishes I hope for a fast recovery"
Schlecks withdrawal is good news for British Cyclist Bradley Wiggins, the team Sky man won the Criterium Du Dauphine on Sunday and is one of the pre race favourites.
His Father Johnny Schleck, who also competed in the Tour De France confirmed his sons withdrawl with "fractured and fused vertabrae."