International Cycling

Sanchez joins BMC Racing

2014-02-02 12:03
Samuel Sanchez (AFP Photo)

Hoogerheide - Spain's 2008 Olympic road race champion Samuel Sanchez has joined BMC Racing, the American team said Sunday.

The soon-to-be 36-year-old, who finished second in the 2009 Tour of Spain, left the now-defunct Euskaltel-Euskadi team at the end of last season.

Sanchez has taken part in 14 grand tours and won the King of the Mountains jersey at the Tour de France in 2011.

Despite his stellar pedigree, Sanchez is still expected to work for Australian 2011 Tour de France winner Cadel Evans.

"I feel like a rider who has just earned his first contract," Sanchez said on the team's website.

"It is my hope that I can share my experience with the younger riders on the team. And after riding so many years to beat Cadel Evans, it will be good to help him since he is a rider I know very well."

BMC chairman Jim Ochoxicz added: "Sammy will add a high degree of skill and experience to the BMC Racing Team.

"He can cover all the bases, but in particular, we look forward to having him support his new teammates in the Ardennes classics and at the grand tours."

Read more on:    samuel sanchez  |  cycling
NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
  • SS3
    Tue, 29 Jul 2014 @04:00
  • SS4
    Tue, 29 Jul 2014 @05:00
  • SS5
    Tue, 29 Jul 2014 @05:59
  • SS7
    Tue, 29 Jul 2014 @06:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 
 
Featured Blog

Dave ask if you would like to meet your local sports heroes and stand the chance to win prizes to the value of over R40 000.

Latest blogs
Vote

Besides the 'Big 3' of rugby, cricket and soccer, which of the 'smaller' sports in South Africa do you enjoy the most?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

TV schedule Plan your couch time with our searchable sport TV guide

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.