Sanchez confident in Gilbert for Liège-Bastogne-Liège

Samuel Sanchez will be a key player for the BMC team this Sunday as he looks to deliver Philippe Gilbert to his second victory at Liège-Bastogne-Liège. Gilbert’s participation is still under question following a knee injury he sustained at Flèche Wallonne. Sanchez has faith in his team leader, however, and believes that he can be a factor in the race if he does take the start.

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Born in Ireland to a cycling family and later moved to the Isle of Man, so there was no surprise when I got into the sport. Studied sports journalism at university before going on to do a Masters in sports broadcast. After university I spent three months interning at Eurosport, where I covered the Tour de France. In 2012 I started at Procycling Magazine, before becoming the deputy editor of Procycling Week. I then joined Cyclingnews, in December 2013.