Sanchez wins from break as Tour favourites cancel each other out

Luis Leon Sanchez, Tour de France 2009, stage 8

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Luis Leon Sanchez (Caisse d'Epargne) won Sunday's eighth 2009 Tour de France stage to Saint-Girons from a four-man escape, leaving the overall contenders to warily keep an eye on each other.

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Nigel Wynn
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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.