Andy Schleck Angry With Team Over Brother's Firing

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MONTPELLIER, France (AP) - Andy Schleck is upset with his Tour de France team for cutting ties with older brother Frank Schleck.

But he's not saying anything more to team leaders at RadioShack Leopard Trek because if he says what he really thinks "they might use it against me and fire me as well."

The 2010 Tour de France champion spoke before Friday's stage. A day earlier, key sponsor Leopard SA said it will not "renew the collaboration" with Frank Schleck after his ban for doping expires.

Frank Schleck is sitting out this Tour because of a one-year suspension for a positive test for a banned diuretic in last year's race.

Andy Schleck said he was "sad and disappointed." He was 34th overall, 34 seconds behind leader Daryl Impey entering the seventh stage.