MADRID, July 9, 2012 (AFP) – Olympic road race champion Samuel Sanchez of
Spain has lost his race against time to recover from injury and is out of the
London Games, the Spanish cycling federation announced Thursday.
Sanchez injured his right hand and left shoulder in a fall on stage eight
of the Tour de France.
“He is still suffering,” said the Spanish federation.
“He finds it too difficult to hold the handlebars and change gear. As a
result the situation could be dangerous and we’ve decided that he won’t be
going to London.”
Sanchez will be replaced by Jonathan Castroviejo.