Tokyo will be the fifth Olympic Games for Alejandro Valverde, and presents an ideal course for him to be considered a favorite for gold.
Olympic champion Samuel Sanchez has tested positive for banned substance GHRP-2, a synthetic peptide that causes the release of growth hormone within the body
Sammy Sanchez crashed hard during the stage 19 time trial, while Andrew Talansky jumped into 5th place overall.
American Tejay van Garderen will get another shot at a grand tour this season after a disappointing run at the Tour de France in July.
BMC is counting on Samúel Sanchez to serve as Tejay van Garderen's strongest lieutenant in the challenging high mountain stages of the Tour
Sunday's Liège-Bastogne-Liège could cap the spring classics season in dramatic fashion, pitting young guns against experienced veterans
Marquee names are battling in the opening stages of the Vuelta a España, delivering on the promise of the season's most exciting grand tour
Gilbert hopes to tag team with Samuel Sánchez to deliver a victory at La Doyenne for BMC Racing
Basque climber lands a deal for 2014, leaving nearly a full ProTeam of riders still without jobs
The Formula One driver will unveil his squad next summer as it prepares to race starting in 2015
Claudio Corti wants Samuel Sánchez in black for 2014 to help move his Colombia project ahead
Beijing road race gold medalist has no offers for 2014 after Alonso project falls apart
Retirements and the nation’s financial crisis are having a devastating effect on the peloton
Riders 30 years old and above could start to phase out of contention in the worlds road race moving forward
The pair was among several riders to crash and/or abandon the worlds road race in Florence
If a Spanish rider wins Sunday's men's road race, he will have overcome the race within his own team as much as the foreign competition
Nibali, Basso, and others head to northern Spain for the five-day race ahead of the year's final grand tour
German blasts ASO for including the climb and descent in the 2013 route
Sánchez used his racing acumen to smash his way across the line to victory for the first time this season
Sanchez takes a hard-fought win over Fuglsang as Froome remains in the driver's seat with one stage remaining
We examine the top riders in the Giro field after the first nine days of racing
Italy's grand tour has made progress in recent years to gain value and respect among the peloton
Our editors make their cases for the men they expect to battle for the maglia rosa at the 2013 Giro d'Italia
Spanish outfit is the only UCI ProTeam without a victory this season
Long a breeding ground for Basque talent, Euskaltel-Euskadi is adding foreign riders and UCI points to keep its WorldTour berth
Euskatel-Euskadi denies making an offer to Oscar Freire aimed at securing his haul of WorldTour points. Freire, for now, is firmly retired
With Rodríguez, Valverde, Contador, Freire and Sánchez, will a wealth of options benefit the Spanish or destroy their chances in Limburg?
Samuel Sánchez will be last-minute decision, while Luis León Sánchez misses out
Sanchez leaves the Tour on a stretcher with an unspecified shoulder injury while Froehlinger quits with a broken finger
Defending Olympic champ has bounced back from Dauphiné crash and hopes to better 2011 finish
Samuel Sánchez has two months left to roll his his gold-medal-inspired Orbea Orca before his defense in London
Sánchez shouldn't miss Tour de France, Olympics; De Gendt even parties on a bike; Coppel's bitter loss; Red Zinger founder calls for Flagstaff finish
Euskaltel leader continues despite hard crash in stage 1 of key tune-up for the Tour de France
Defending Olympic road race champ Samuel Sanchez has been given the official nod to defend in London
With future of Euskaltel-Euskadi uncertain, reigning Olympic champ Sánchez wants to settle on team for next year before start of Tour
Ardennes week is here. Get the rundown on the favorites, the route and the underlying stories for Sunday's Amstel Gold Race
Sanchez put down a perfect ride to claim the GC at Vuelta al Pais Vasco
Horner goes on the attack at Pais Vasco
Olympic champ wins solo as Albasini defends his GC lead
Euskaltel-Euskadi's Samuel Sánchez is eyeing a Tour podium, road worlds and the London Games for 2012.
BEIJING (VN) — Samuel Sánchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) lines up Wednesday for the inaugural Tour of Beijing as one of the star riders, but he didn't want to start as the No. 1 bib.
Stage 12 winner Sammy Sanchez's Orbea
Sammy Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) won the first mountain stage of the 2011 Tour de France on Thursday, on a day when a view of the top of general classification finally became clear.
LAVAUR, France (AFP) - Olympic champion Samuel Sanchez says he is hoping to put his disappointing start to the Tour de France behind him with a stage victory in the Basque stronghold of the Pyrenees.
Euskaltel-Euskadi for Tour de France:
- Samuel Sánchez (Sp)
- Egoi Martínez (Sp)
- Gorka Verdugo (Sp)
- Amets Txurruka (Sp)
- Rubén Pérez (Sp)
- Iván Velasco (Sp)
- Alan Pérez (Sp)
- Pablo Urtasun (Sp)
- Gorka Izagirre (Sp)
Light on time trials and heavy in the climbing department, Samuel Sánchez says the 2011 Tour de France is ideally suited for his talents.
From Gilbert to Cavendish, a look at the favorites for the elite men's road race.
An October criterium in the Mexican state is expecting Vino', Basso, the Schleck brothers, Sammy Sanchez and more. But the Vuelta a Chihuahua will not be held.
Fresh off winning the Vuelta a Burgos, Samuel Sánchez has penned a two-year extension that will keep him in an Euskaltel-Euskadi jersey through 2012.
The Russian started 18 seconds behind Samuel Sánchez on GC, then rode him right off the podium.
It will be a battle of orange for the final spot on the podium at the Tour de France.
Samuel Sanchez was exhausted after stage 9, but now sits third, a position that makes it difficult to go for a stage win.
Euskaltel's Samuel Sanchez won the fourth stage of the Tour of the Basque Country on Thursday.