A French parliamentarian says he met a drunk Andy Schleck in a lift.
Here’s my translation of Pierre-Yves Le Borgn’:
Late check in at a Munich airport hotel. A well-soaked guy enters the lift with difficulty and tries without succeeding to press the button. I recognized a great cycling champion, twice second in the Tour in recent years. Depressing.
It was Andy Schleck. He was wearing the jacket of his old Leopard-Trek team. He couldn’t stand up straight. I pressed the button for his floor. I found the situation very sad. He had abandoned an Italian race they day before and hasn’t finished a single race since spring 2012. His brother Frank is suspended for a year for doping. I got the impression that I saw a young man on the slide, drunk and alone at night in a hotel airport.
There’s been a lot of snow in Northern Europe and it’s possible Schleck had to wait at Munich airport for a flight home on his way back from Tirreno, Munich is a busy transport hub for flights in Europe.
It’s not healthy but it’s not the first time a rider’s had too much to drink during the season. Here’s hoping this is nothing more than a boring night in an airport hotel and that his head wasn’t too sore the next day.
- Hat tip to Twitter’s @VamosAlberto who pointed out the story.