Several hours after complaining about the failure of his leader James FugslangThe Astana team lost another rider on the roads from the Tour de France on Tuesday. The Spaniard Luis Leon Sanchez Also left the big loop because of back problems.
"Exams showed that only the rest could cure my backSanchez says on Astana's Twitter account. "My goal was to support James after two days, but after leaving, we continue to have no sense to me anymore. I'm sad that it ends so".
Luis Leon Sanchez, 35, was in his 9 th Tour de France. In 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012. He was four stages on the big loop. He was 76 in the overall standings at 1:42:46 from the yellow jersey. Julian Alpha Filip (Decunink-Quick Step).
The Astana team was full before the start of the 16th stage on Tuesday.
After the abandonment of Sanchez, there are 161 riders in the race.