Olympic Champion Samuel Sanchez Climbs to Stage 12 Victory in Tour de France 2011

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07/14/2011| 0 comments
by AP and Roadcycling.com
Ivan Basso leads Andy Schleck and Cadel Evans up the final Luz Ardiden climb. Photo Fotoreporter Sirotti.
Ivan Basso leads Andy Schleck and Cadel Evans up the final Luz Ardiden climb. Photo Fotoreporter Sirotti.

Olympic Champion Samuel Sanchez Climbs to Stage 12 Victory in Tour de France 2011

Spanish climbing specialist Samuel Sanchez of the Euskaltel-Euskadi team won Thursday's 12th stage of the 2011 Tour de France and Thomas Voeckler of France and Team Europcar retained the overall lead as the race entered the high mountains for the first time this year.

first mountain stage. Each day, I feel better ... I still don't have my best legs. I'm not riding with the same rhythm, but it's encouraging," Contador added.

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