Johny Schleck

Johny Schleck (born 22 November 1942) is a former professional cyclist from Luxembourg.[1]

Johny Schleck
Personal information
Full nameJohny Schleck
Born (1942-11-22) 22 November 1942 (age 79)
Assel, Luxembourg
Team information
Current teamRetired
RoleRider
Professional teams
1965-1968Pelforth-Sauvage-Lejeune
1969-1974Bic

Professional lifeEdit

Between 1965 and 1974 Schleck was a professional cyclist. He participated in the Tour de France eight times (1965-1968 and 1970-1973). From 1965 until 1968, he rode in the Pelforth - Sauvage - Lejeune team, and in the Bic-team from 1969 until the end of his career.[2][3]

Johny rode the Tour de France at the service of 1968 winner Jan Janssen and 1973 winner Luis Ocaña, and also managed to finish in the top 20 of the general classification twice: 19th in 1970 and 20th in 1967. He won a stage in the 1970 Vuelta a España and the Luxembourg National Championships. Johnny's father, Auguste Schleck, also contested events in the 1920s.[4] He also competed in the individual road race at the 1964 Summer Olympics.[5]

Personal lifeEdit

Schleck is married and has three sons, two of whom were professional cyclists: Fränk (born 1980) and Andy (born 1985).[6][3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Greatest Luxembourger Cyclists Of All Time". pantheon.world. Retrieved 12 May 2021.
  2. ^ Johny Schleck at Cycling Archives
  3. ^ a b LALASPORT. "What became of Andy and Frank Schleck, Contador's rival brothers". Latest Sports News | Lalasport.com. Retrieved 12 May 2021.
  4. ^ Auguste Schleck at Cycling Archives
  5. ^ "Johny Schleck Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
  6. ^ October 2012, Cycling News 22. "Johny Schleck advises sons to "quit cycling"". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 12 May 2021.

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