Leopard AG ordered to pay Frank Schleck two million euros
According to the Swiss website, NZZ.ch., Frank Schleck has been awarded a €2 million settlement from Leopard AG, after its then RadioShack-Leopard team fired the Swiss rider in 2013, following a suspension for doping.
Schleck tested positive for the banned substance Xipamide during the 2012 Tour de France, and was subsequently handed a retrospective 12-month ban in January of 2013.
Despite his suspension, Schleck continued to train with the team, but was sacked within days of his return.
At the time, Schleck was in the middle of a four-year contract with RadioShack-Leopard, which was set to run until 2014.
However, the court recently ruled, that the team waited too long to fire him, and therefore owed him the remaining salary and promotional agreements stipulated in his contract.
Schleck eventually returned to racing in 2014, after securing a contract with the new owners of the team, Trek.
He announced his intention to retire from professional racing at the end of this season.
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