Frank Schleck awarded €2m from former team who fired him after doping ban

Frank Schleck will receive the €2 million in damages from the Court of Arbitration for Sport decision regarding his claims of breach of contract with the management company of the former RadioShack-Trek team.

Schleck tested positive for Xipamide at the 2012 Tour de France and the Disciplinary Committee of the Anti-Doping Agency of Luxembourg handed him a retroactive suspension to July 14, 2012. He continued to train with the team with the understanding he would resume racing with it at the end of the ban.

However, the team eventually fired him in June of 2013. The decision for Schleck was based on the company not exercising its early termination clause in due time.

Schleck had two contracts with the team, an employment contract from 2012 through 2014 and an image rights contract for the same term.

Schleck returned to racing in 2014 after signing a contract with the team’s new owners, Trek. He is set to retire at the end of this season.