Frank Schleck will soon be richer by 2 million pounds.
An order has been passed asking Leopard AG to pay Frank the money for terminating him from the side after 11 months into the doping ban. It was ruled that his former team has to pay the money to Frank following a clause in the contract signed between the team and Schleck.
The Trek Segafredo cyclist was terminated from the contract of Radioshack-Leopard in June 2013 when Frank was suspended for testing positive for a banned diuretic Xipamide during the 2012 Tour De France. The timing of the sacking was not right and this is what has led to the order being announced to pay damages to Schleck. He faced a 12 month ban for his foul play from the date he tested positive for the banned substance. He carried out his training with the Radioshack-Leopard squad all through 2013.
Just before nine days of him returning to the race circuit, his team fired him. Schleck was going to sign up again with a reincarnated Trek Factory Racing team. The court, after studying the case, said that the decision on to fire Schleck from the team as taken very late by the team. They had lost their right to terminate the contract early. It took them almost a year after the incident to ban him from the team.