Sanchez Wins Gold Medal in Olympic Road Race

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08/10/2008| 0 comments
by Gerald Churchill

Sanchez Wins Gold Medal in Olympic Road Race

Samuel Sanchez (Spain) is the Olympic road race champion.

Giro d'Italia, and Carlos Sastre won the Tour de France. Let's not forget Alejandro Valderde winning one-day races and the Spanish national soccer team winning UEFA 2008. In a talent-rich country such as Spain, a rider such as Sanchez can be overlooked, but those who know his quality knew better than to overlook him. Sanchez won three stages of last year's Vuelta a Espana and finished third overall. He finished seventh in the 2008 Tour de France. No one will overlook him again.

On Wednesday, many of these same riders will cross paths in the Olympic time trial. Who will prevail? Cancellara, a two-time world champion? Levi Leipheimer (United States)? David Millar (Great Britain)? David Zabriskie (United States)? Check in at www.roadcycling.com and find out!

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