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León Sánchez Gil dead in accident

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.