Luis Leon Sanchez wins opening stage of Tour of the Basque Country

Astana rider Luis Leon Sanchez pips fellow breakaway companion Daniel Navarro to win stage one of Tour of the Basque Country

Luis Leon Sanchez wins stage one of the 2016 Tour of The Basque Country

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Luis Leon Sanchez (Astana) won the opening stage of the 2016 Tour of the Basque Country in Spain on Monday.

Sanchez had attacked with fellow Spaniard Daniel Navarro (Cofidis) on the final climb of the day. The pair built up a lead over the chasing pack on the descent and just about managed to evade them on the line.

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