Tour de France, Stage 14 Results: Luis Leon Sanchez Claims Stage, Bradley Wiggins Retains Yellow Jersey

With some cooler conditions and light rain coming down for the 14th stage of the 2012 Tour de France, the added variables could have had a number of repurcussions for the riders. But despite a wrist injury suffered earlier in the week, Spain's Luis Leon Sanchez battled to claim the 14th stage of the Tour de France on Sunday as the race entered the Pyrenees mountain range.

The Spaniard one of a new riders who broke away in the day's final ascent, the Mur de Peguere. It was the fourth time in his career he has won a stage at the Tour de France.

Britain's Bradley Wiggins is expected to keep the yellow jersey as he trailed a breakaway group that included Sanchez riders by more than 15 minutes.

Peter Sagan of Slovakia finished second, a full 47 seconds behind Sanchez. France's finished third in the same time.

Sagan and two other riders managed to escape from the pack after 22 miles on the descent, though eight riders, including Philippe Gilbert and Sanchez, broke away in pursuit and closed the gap. The second pack caught up with the yellow jersey's group after 34 miles.

For more on the Tour de France, check out this StoryStream for results, updates and more. For all things cycling, check out Podium Cafe.

Check out the SB Nation Channel on YouTube

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation Seattle

You must be a member of SB Nation Seattle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Seattle. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Seattle

You must be a member of SB Nation Seattle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Seattle. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.