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León Sánchez Gil dead in accident

By:
Susan Westemeyer
Published:
November 01, 2005, 0:00 GMT,
Updated:
April 21, 2009, 0:18 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News for November 1, 2005

Former cyclist León Sánchez Gil, the older brother of Liberty Seguros rider Luis León Sánchez, died...

Former cyclist León Sánchez Gil, the older brother of Liberty Seguros rider Luis León Sánchez, died after a quad bike accident on Sunday October 30.

León Sánchez Gil was a gifted junior rider, coming second in the 1999 Spanish junior championship in his first year as a junior. Along with Luis León Sánchez, he rode for the Würth - ONCE under-23 team in 2002 and 2003, before deciding to give up cycling and work toward joining the police in his home province of Murcia.

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