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Samuel Sánchez

Spain
38 Age 2014 With BMC since

Specialties and Strengths: Stage racing, one-day races

Full name
Samuel Sánchez
Pro since
2000
Date of birth
February 5, 1978
Place of birth
Oviedo, Spain
Residence
Oviedo, Spain
Height
5 ft 11 inch / 181 cm
Weight
149 lbs / 68 kg

Rider profile

Samuel Sánchez is one of the most well-known Spanish cyclists thanks to his ongoing illustrious career. Sánchez, who will line up for his 18th year as a professional in 2017, may be a veteran of the peloton but he still brings the determination, enthusiasm, and most importantly, desire to win to every race.

Sánchez will forever be known for winning the gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, a moment he says will stay with him forever. In what is a rare case in modern cycling Sánchez spent the first fourteen years of his career with Spanish team Euskaltel-Euskadi, before joining BMC Racing Team in 2014. During his 17 years of racing Sánchez has recorded a string of impressive results including: Tour de France stage winner, 5 x stage winner at the Vuelta a Espana, 8 x stage winner of Vuelta al Pais Vasco and overall winner in 2012, winner of the 2010 Vuelta al Burgos and runner up at the 2010 Tour de France.

Out in the peloton Sánchez takes on the role of road captain, guiding the team, especially the young riders, and setting his teammates up for victory when he’s not going for it himself. At 38 years old, Sánchez attributes his desire to keep riding to one thing: passion.

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Results

2016

4th Overall, Liège-Bastogne-Liège
6th Overall, Flèche Wallonne
6th General Classification, Pais Vasco
1st Stage 4, Pais Vasco

2015

1st Team Time Trial (BMC Racing Team), Vuelta a España
10th Stage 19, Tour de France
1st Team Time Trail (BMC Racing Team), Tour de France
1st Team Time Trial (BMC Racing Team), Critérium du Dauphiné
2nd Overall, Tour de Yorkshire
4th Stage 3, Tour de Yorkshire
4th Stage 1, Tour de Yorkshire
7th Stage 3, Vuelta al Pais Vasco

2014

3rd Stage 4, Vuelta al Pais Vasco (ESP)
3rd Stage 1 (TTT), Giro d'Italia (ITA)
5th Il Lombardia (ITA)
5th Stage 10 (ITT), Vuelta a España (ESP)
6th overall, Vuelta a España (ESP)
6th Stage 5, Tour de Pologne (POL)

2013

1st Stage 7, Critérium du Dauphiné (FRA)
2nd Stage 18 (ITT), Giro d'Italia (ITA)
2nd Stage 5, Vuelta al Pais Vasco (ESP)
4th Stage 14, Giro d'Italia (ITA)
4th Stage 19, Vuelta a España (ESP)
4th Stage 3, Vuelta a Burgos (ESP)

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