Sanchez happy to be on Paris podium

Even though he finished outside of the Top Five, Euskaltel-Euskadi's Samuel Sanchez has had his best Tour de France ever, netting a stage win at Luz-Ardiden and receiving the honours on the podium in Paris for having been the race's best climber. The Basque rider has wanted success at the Tour for a long time, and was overjoyed to finally make a breakthrough in 2011.

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