Samuel Sánchez Debuts For BMC Racing Team At Haut Var

The BMC Racing Team's roster for Tour du Haut Var this Saturday and Sunday will include a pair of former world road champions – Cadel Evans and Thor Hushovd – and past Olympic road race champion Samuel Sánchez, who will be making his season debut. Several Options For Success Hushovd was runner-up on a stage at the Tour Méditerranéen last week while helping teammate Stephen Cummings to … [Read more...]

Samuel Sanchez Announces Prospective 2014 Race Program

Samuel Sanchez said races in France and Italy will begin his competition schedule for the BMC Racing Team leading up to his first goal race of the season, Vuelta Ciclista Al Pais Vasco, in his home country. Debuts In March The past Olympic road race champion met last week with BMC Racing Team Sporting Manager Allan Peiper and Sport Director Yvon Ledanois at the team's service course in … [Read more...]

BMC Racing Team Signs Samuel Sánchez

Past Olympic road race champion and grand tour podium finisher Samuel Sánchez will immediately join the BMC Racing Team, President/General Manager Jim Ochowicz announced Sunday. Brings A Wealth Of Experience The 35-year-old Spaniard won the 2008 Olympic road race champion in Beijing and owns podium finishes at the Vuelta a España (second in 2009) and the Tour de France (third in 2010). At … [Read more...]

Emotional Samuel Sanchez Takes Dauphine Stage 7

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SUPERDEVOLUY, France, June 08, 2013 (AFP) - Spain's 2008 Olympic road race champion Samuel Sanchez won the seventh and penultimate stage of the Criterium du Dauphine on Saturday, the 187.5km ride from Pont-de-Claix to Superdevoluy and dedicated it to two friends who died in the past year. The 35-year-old veteran's stage win didn't affect the overall lead as British rider Chris Froome … [Read more...]

Sanchez returns to China for Tour of Beijing

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2008 Olympic champion Samuel Sanchez will return to the Tour of Beijing next week to lead a formidable Euskatel-Euskadi line up in the final WorldTour event of the season. The Spaniard will be hoping to replicate the form that saw him fight off hot and humid conditions and steep terrain to claim victory in the longest and one of the most gruelling road race courses in Olympic history. … [Read more...]

Samuel Sanchez to lead Euskaltel Euskadi at Tour of Britain

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2008 Olympic Road Race Champion to make Tour of Britain debut The 2008 Beijing Olympic Road Race Champion Samuel Sanchez will make his Tour of Britain debut this September as he leads the Euskaltel Euskadi squad’s return to Britain’s national Tour. Sanchez, who was the Tour de France’s King of the Mountains in 2011, will ride The Tour of Britain ahead of his attack on the World … [Read more...]

Injured Sanchez To Miss London Olympics

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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 … [Read more...]

Injured Sanchez Determined To Make Olympics

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MADRID, July 9, 2012 (AFP) - Olympic road race champion Samuel Sanchez of Spain said Monday he will "do everything possible" to defend his title in London after crashing out of the Tour de France on Sunday. "We will do everything we can to make London, but we will see what happens," said Sanchez after tests in Bilbao confirmed he suffered a fractured bone in his right hand and a … [Read more...]

Olympic champion Sanchez out of Tour

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PORRENTRUY, Switzerland, July 8, 2012 (AFP) - Olympic road race champion Samuel Sanchez is uncertain to defend his title in London after crashing out of the Tour de France eighth stage Sunday. Sanchez, who rides for Euskaltel, suffered left shoulder injuries and fractured a bone in his right hand after coming down hard around 56 km into the 157.5 km stage between Belfort to Porrentruy in … [Read more...]

Olympic Champion Sanchez Involved In Heavy Dauphine Crash

SAINT-vallier, France, June 4, 2012 (AFP) - Spain's 2008 Olympic road race champion Samuel Sanchez sustained a heavy fall in the Dauphine Libere race on Monday, but was able to continue riding. The 34-year-old, who was on Friday named in the Spanish team for the London Olympics, came down in a mass crash 47km into the 187km first stage from Seyssins. Australian Luke Durbridge leads … [Read more...]