Sanchez returns to defend Jacob's Creek Tour Down Under crown

Spaniard Luis Leon Sanchez will return to Adelaide in January to defend his crown in the Jacob's Creek Tour Down Under. The 22 year-old claimed the race lead on stage two of this year's Tour, won stage three, and was second on stage five where his Liberty Seguros team secured the top three stage places.

Sanchez started cycling at the age of four when his father, who was in the Spanish Civil Guard, was injured in a terrorist attack and began cycling for rehabilitation. His brother and he went riding with him and by the time he turned 18 he knew he wanted a career in professional cycling.

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