By Antonio J. Salmerón
Luis Leon Sanchez will decline his selection in the Spanish World's team, according to El Faro de Murcia. The promising Astana rider was asked by the national selector, Francisco Antequera, to do the world championship time trial, but Sánchez had to abandon the Vuelta due to virus.
"I would like to participate, in particular in my favourite specialty, but I do not want to disappoint any expectations, as well as Antequera's confidence," said Sánchez. "The virus detected during the Vuelta means I cannot train, neither can I do a test."
Sánchez hopes to take part in the team's celebration of an Alexandre Vinokourov victory in the Vuelta this Sunday, should everything go to plan in the coming days. Sánchez will discuss with Vinokourov his possible incorporation to the new Astana team.