Schleck endures tough day
Frank Schleck (RadioShack-Nissan) gutted through a tough day in the saddle Saturday. Still nursing a sore shoulder and back from his crash Thursday, Schleck was dropped early on the Col de Joux climb but later latched on to the group coming up the Cervinia climb.
Looking dazed at the finish line, Schleck managed to cross the line 11th, at 46 seconds back, with the same time as the favorites and settled into 15th overall, 2:20 off the pink jersey.
“Today was very difficult,” Schleck told VeloNews at the finish line. “I have a lot of pain. It was not easy.”