Ok-Rina sent me this interview with Andy on his thoughts about Sastre leaving Saxo Bank. So I ran it through Danish to English Translator and here is what I come up with. Do with it as you will.
So then Helen decided that my translation sucked (it did.) and actually spen the time and effort to do a more understandable one. Thanks H-Dawg! "he is is obviously difficult happy with" still has me stumped though. So does "you must remembee to mark and listen to her body." But what the hell?
Wedding was OK- but is now over. Luckily everywhere I have been has had great internet. Hence the Blogginiation.
From Helen: I managed to get slightly better translation, it's good enough to understand what he means even if it's slightly dodgy, good old Google!:- Stjernefrøet from Luxembourg is willing to step in the Tour-winner Carlos Sastres footsteps and believes that Riis should refrain from investing in an established topnavn to truppen.
From luksusløjtnant of the reserve to the coxswain number one in the world's most powerful cykelhold.
It is the immediate upshot of Andy Schleck after Carlos Sastre Friday morning announced that he at the end of this season, leaving Team CSC Saxo Bank in order to shoot the 23-year-old luxemburger up in the internal hierarchy.
If the youngest shot at Schleck-dynastiets family tree in any way feel relieved that the Spanish veteran with the end of 2009 is a closed chapter in the danskbaserede cykelhold, he saves the good of the road. But that Andy Schleck in the coming years will sit in a more forward position with Riis and the company, he is obviously difficult happy with.
-- I think I am the last three years has delivered results that show that we can safely bet on me. If I already to be the man to run for the Tour de France, I will not sit here and say. It might as well be Fränk, we drive for next year, it may be time show, says Andy Schleck to sporten.dk.
On the other hand, it is both elegant and versatile rider from lilleputnationen like to close the stage for new approach to Team CSC Saxo Bank. Although Sastres exit at the bottom-line gives Bjarne Riis an economic manoeuvre for the purchase of an established stjernenavn.
-- I think we have the perfect team now. We have so many good riders that we also next year will be able to dominate both the Tour de France and the classics, stresses Schleck.
With the announcement from Andy Schleck, it is also a clear hint of a pedalarm on that teamchef Riis does not make the effort to reinforce the team further. Endsige bring new names in with a CV, which can bring imbalance in the team.
-- I am very much with that as a rider Chris Anker Sørensen coming into the Tour-truppen to run with in the mountains. We have plenty of good riders now, it sounds confident from Andy Schleck, of his statements have to learn much of Carlos Sastre.
-- I have always talked a lot with Carlos on our træningssamlinger. One of the things he repeatedly said to me is that you must remember to mark after and listen to her body. It is not always to sit and stare is blind in one pulsur. It is important to find its own way of doing things.
-- Another thing that Carlos was really good for was to keep calm. When there were attacked, he never panic and to be calm even undr heavy pressure, is something I will try to take with me, says Andy Schleck, who believe it must have been a difficult decision for Sastre to say goodbye to the team .
-- I have been both pleased and proud to help him to win the Tour de France. I saw it as no conflict, that it was him, we need to run for this year. And I think also you could see on the road that both Fränk and I sacrificed ourselves fully. I see the progress of the Tour de France in 2008 as a very important learning process for me, says Andy Schleck, which rejects the idea that he could have won the Tour de France without a downturn in the phase to Hautacam.
-- I do not think I could have won the stage to Alpe d'Huez. Carlos was in a class of their own in the day. And after the stage, I had the most focus to keep the white ungdomstrøje all the way to Paris. The fact that I succeeded with what was amazing in itself.