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LA VUELTA 2017. STAGE 6. LUIS LEON SANCHEZ CLOSE TO THE VICTORY AFTER A DAY AT FRONT.

Sanchez 4th in a chaotic stage that saw four Astana Pro Team riders in the break and a fall by Hansen.

Sixth stage of La Vuelta 2017 looked like a good one for the bravest attackers: in fact, many riders tried to enter in the breakaway and finally an group of 29 riders took an advantage on the bunch.

Among these there were: Luis Leon Sanchez, Jesper Hansen, Sergei Chernetckii and, after yesterday fantastic victory, Alexey Lutsenko.

The Kazakh helped very generously the team mates at the front and then returned in the bunch to recover energies.

In the many climbs of the race route, several attacks among the riders at the front, bringed the race to a situation where 6 guys were at the front and our Luis Leon Sanchez was among them.

Unfortunately there was poor collaboration at the front and the bunch arrived at 5 seconds from the break: on that moment Sanchez gave up from the break (even to help the captain who was in the Leader’s group) and three guys attacked again and where able to join the finish line.

“It’s a pity for Sanchez who has ridden very well and generously today – said the sport director Dmitriy Sedoun – when we arrive at 5 seconds only from the breakaway, it seemed there were no more chances for the attackers and so we said Luis Leon to wait for the pursuers and in case help Aru who was there… then the three guys attacked again and the joined the finish line, on that point it seemed impossible.”

“Anyway I think we did a good race – continued Sedoun – Aru didn’t lose seconds from the GC contenders and the only bad thing is the Hansen fall at 30 km to go.”

 In fact, the negative note about today is the fall of Jesper Hansen at 30 km to go, while he was still in the front: at the moment his condition seemed bad but Hansen ended the race and at the moment he is doing all the body checks at the hospital, even if after the shower looked much better and he was quite relaxed. We will update on this in case of news.

Today stage has been won by the Polish Tomasz Marczynski while the Red Jersey has been kept by the British Christopher Froome.

Luis Leon Sanchez ended 4th and Fabio Aru 9th: the Italian Champion kept his 7th position in GC, at 49 seconds from the leader.

Tomorrow, seventh stage of La Vuelta 2017, from Llíria to Cuenca, 207 km, 2700 meters of positive drop and many up and down that, for sure, will influence the race if someone of the strongest guys will have the will and the energies to attack.

 

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