The frenetic sprint finish on stage four saw two sprinters lose key leadout riders.
The irony is that quite a bit happened in the four-hour snoozer, but it was all packed into the final chaotic 10km.
Spanish veteran returns to former team in 2023 to play climber captain for Miguel Ángel López.
Lennard Kämna comes close to yellow jersey but Tadej Pogačar defends lead by 11 seconds.
Here's what's making headlines on Thursday, October 14.
Four-man break held charging peloton with few meters to spare.
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We wrap up the key results and reactions from a weekend of national championships in Europe.
A late attack sees Spain's Luis León Sánchez seize an opportunistic stage win ahead of Peter Sagan
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Spaniards Luis León Sánchez and Jonathan Castroviejo crashed out of the Volta ao Algarve, with the latter suffering a broken vertebra.
Astana cheers Nibali's victory in stage 4 of Tour of Oman, but it also loses Sanchez to a crash in Algarve TT while the Spaniard was leading the race.
Sunday's Liège-Bastogne-Liège could cap the spring classics season in dramatic fashion, pitting young guns against experienced veterans
Spanish all-rounder Luis Leon Sanchez is happy to have another chance to race at the top level after joining Astana on a one-year deal
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Basque climber lands a deal for 2014, leaving nearly a full ProTeam of riders still without jobs
The 29-year-old is rumored to be linked to the Operation Puerto doping ring
Spanish rider was suspended after links to the Operación Puerto doping scandal surfaced
Already under heavy media pressure for its own doping legacy, Blanco has suspended Sánchez
The Spaniard will wrap up the Canadian races before heading to Europe for worlds
Luis Leon Sanchez, once thought a potential GC rider, contents himself with snagging stages
The Rabobank rider gives the slip to green jersey Peter Sagan and strongman Philippe Gilbert
Andrew Hood supplies a daily notebook from the 2012 Tour de France
Rabobank manager downplays GC chances for Gesink and company
Luis Leon Sanchez nabs second victory in a row at the Tour de Romandie , takes over lead from Bradley Wiggins
Cobo, Klöden among top names for Friday’s start; American Jamis-Sutter Home team will make European debut
Sanchez was aboard something new from Shimano
The 2009 Paris-Nice winner signs a two-year deal with the Dutch team.
With Alejandro Valverde on suspension, Caisse d'Epargne packs the one-two punch of Giro d’Italia runner-up David Arroyo and Luis León Sánchez.
Luís León Sánchez says he’ll wait to see if Caisse d’Epargne can find a new sponsor before abandoning ship.
Luís León Sánchez (Caisse d’Epargne) came up first in the opening stage of the Circuit de la Sarthe on Tuesday in France.
Luís León Sánchez, who pipped compatriot and friend Alberto Contador to win last year’s Paris-Nice, won’t be back to defend his title in 2010. The Caisse d’Epargne rider said he doesn’t want the pressure of riding Paris-Nice as defending champion and instead will race in Tirreno-Adriatico and avoid a showdown with Contador in the Race to the Sun.
Spanish all-rounder Luis León Sánchez hopes to continue into 2010 his steady but improving trajectory that he’s enjoyed the past two seasons. With a stage victory at the Tour de France and taking one away from Alberto Contador at Paris-Nice, León Sánchez confirmed yet again he’s a rider who’s proving capable of fulfilling the high expectations placed on him.