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Vuelta Rider Gallery: Samuel Sánchez

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Samuel Sánchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi)

Samuel Sánchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Samuel Sánchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi)

Samuel Sánchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) (Image credit: Isabelle Duchesne)
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Samuel Sánchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi)

Samuel Sánchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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(Image credit: DCP/Bert Geerts)
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Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi)

Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) (Image credit: Elmar Krings)
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Euskaltel-Euskadi's Sammy Sanchez rolls in after the finish.

Euskaltel-Euskadi's Sammy Sanchez rolls in after the finish. (Image credit: Elmar Krings)
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Sammy Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi)

Sammy Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Samuel Sanchez was the best of the GC contenders in sixth

Samuel Sanchez was the best of the GC contenders in sixth (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Samuel Sanchez finished in sixth

Samuel Sanchez finished in sixth (Image credit: Lavuelta.com)
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Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) makes his way up the final climb

Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) makes his way up the final climb (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) leads Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne)

Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) leads Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Samuel Sánchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) ascends the final climb.

Samuel Sánchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) ascends the final climb. (Image credit: sirott)
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Samuel Sánchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) on his way to the top of Sierra Nevada.

Samuel Sánchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) on his way to the top of Sierra Nevada. (Image credit: sirott)
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Samuel Sánchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi)

Samuel Sánchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) (Image credit: sirott)
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Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) makes his way up the Velefique

Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) makes his way up the Velefique (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Samuel Sánchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) is starting to emerge as one of the Vuelta top riders, but has he left it too late?

Samuel Sánchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) is starting to emerge as one of the Vuelta top riders, but has he left it too late? (Image credit: Sirotti)

He's already got a gold helmet, gold bar tape and gold shoes, not to mention those gold Olympic earrings, but there's one item Samuel Sánchez would like to add more than any other: the Jersey de Oro.

Another rider that has shown glimpses of what-may-be when this year's Vuelta reaches Madrid. Third in 2007, Sánchez justified installation as a favorite for the overall this year. Follow his progress towards what could be yet another article of Golden clothing in this image gallery.

Click here for an image gallery of Samuel Sánchez's Vuelta a España.

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