Luis Leon Sanchez rides clear on a twisting final descent and holds off the peloton with Dani Navarro to win Vuelta al Pais Vasco stage 1.
Spaniards Luis León Sánchez and Jonathan Castroviejo crashed out of the Volta ao Algarve, with the latter suffering a broken vertebra.
Astana cheers Nibali's victory in stage 4 of Tour of Oman, but it also loses Sanchez to a crash in Algarve TT while the Spaniard was
Luís León Sánchez climbs to victory in stage 2 of Volta ao Algarve in Portugal, taking the GC lead.
Luis Leon Sanchez plans to be an instrumental part of Astana's strong Vuelta team, and he hopes the race gives him top fitness for worlds.
Sunday's Liège-Bastogne-Liège could cap the spring classics season in dramatic fashion, pitting young guns against experienced veterans
Spanish all-rounder Luis Leon Sanchez is happy to have another chance to race at the top level after joining Astana on a one-year deal
The six-day race in South Australia gets underway January 20
Basque climber lands a deal for 2014, leaving nearly a full ProTeam of riders still without jobs
The 29-year-old is rumored to be linked to the Operation Puerto doping ring