As if he has not had enough to contend with of late, there have been some very unfavourable results released today for Frank Schleck. The innaugral Hot Cyclists Poll, which closed yesterday has seen Frank upstaged by younger brother Andy, who has been officially voted the Hottest of Hot Cyclists. Andy topped the standings with 47 percent of the vote, ahead of Frank with 39 percent. Swiss hearthrob Fabian Cancellara was a distant third, attracting the remaining 13 percent of votes.
While this result may come as a shock to many readers, the ever graciuos Frank has commended his younger sibling on the win, stating at the presentation "First of all I just wanna say how proud I am of my little brother Andy. It was a world-class performance from both Andy and the team out there today. I think we made that race and Andy was in a class of his own at the end".
Andy himself was quite overwhelmed with the win, his first victory over such highly rated competitors. "This is without a doubt the greatest thing in my career so far. I've won a couple of times before against professionals - in the Luxembourg Time Trial Championships and in Fleche du Sud, but this is the first real 'pro-victory' for me, so I'm incredibly happy," he said after receiving his award.
Fabian Cancellara also had a podium finish with a valiant third place, which was a strong effort considering the very pro-Schleck voting public. After the presentation, Cancellara commented "Bronze is definitely a nice and unexpected surprise. It really takes a lot of pressure of me before the time trial since now I already have a medal to take home from here". "At first I was a little disappointed that I wasn't able to win, but I quickly realized that I did very well - better than I could have expected in advance," Cancellara added.
The result has no doubt been a welcome distraction for the Team SexyBank brothers, who are anxiously awaiting the outcome of the ALAD investigation into the non-event that took place in 2006 where Frank did nothing officially wrong and is so over with now that it is not even worth mentioning anymore and just needs to be forgotten about so that the Hot Cyclists can get back on their bikes and practice being hot again to make all the Fangirls happy.
All quotes were stolen from the Riis-Cycling website and used completely out of context, and the photo is by Tim de Waele.