Samuel Sanchez wins at Luz Ardiden as Frank Schleck gains on other contenders

Samuel Sanchez wins, Tour de France 2011, stage 12

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Olympic road race champion Samuel Sanchez (Euskatel-Euskadi) won the first high mountain stage of this year's Tour de France when he beat Jelle Vanendert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) to the line at Luz Ardiden.

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