For more than two years, after being awarded the overall victory in the 2010 Tour de France by default, Andy Schleck finally received his winner’s trophy.
Schleck was given his trophy by French President, Francois Hollande, during a private ceremony at the Elysee Palace in Paris last Thursday, that was arranged by Luxembourg’s minister for foreign affairs, Jean Asselborn.
Schleck was subsequently named the winner of the 2010 Tour, when Alberto Contador was stripped of his title after tests revealed that the Spanish rider used banned, performance enhancing drugs during the race.
“I am very honored to have met Monsieur Le President,"Scheck wrote on Twitter, after posting a picture of himself with the trophy and the caption – "Finally after 4 years."
Schleck was previously awarded the "yellow jersey" by the Tour’s director, Christian Prudhomme, back in May of 2012.
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