Luis León Sánchez may need to lead Team Caisse d'Epargne

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Alejandro Valverde usually sets the pace for Caisse, but he's likely to be disqualified from the Tour de France due to doping allegations.  If that happens, the only one who can really fill his shoes is Luis Leon Sanchez. “I’m excited to go well and right now, more than anything, waiting to see if Valverde can be with us at the start of the Tour, because the team is completely built around him,” León Sánchez said. “I want to be optimistic. If he isn’t there with us, I will try to be at the...Read Full Story

Valverde is best hope for Caisse d'Epargne

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Valverde rode a smart Stage 8.  He drafted up most of the hills, and then hammered the finish in order to take 3rd in the stage.  His general classification now puts him in 4th overall.But Rasmussen is the rider to beat. He's got a solid lead and, more importantly, is riding well. He looks confident.General Classification after Stage 8 1 Michael Rasmussen (Den) Rabobank at 15.37.42 2 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) T-Mobile Team at +0.43 3 Iban Mayo (Spa) Saunier Duval - Prodir at +2.39 4 Alejandro...Read Full Story

Valverde only 2.51 behind Rasmussen

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Valverde had a strong Stage 8 and is now 4th in the general classification.But Rasmussen is the rider to beat. He's got a solid lead and, more importantly, is riding well. He looks confident.General Classification after Stage 8 1 Michael Rasmussen (Den) Rabobank at 15.37.42 2 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) T-Mobile Team at +0.43 3 Iban Mayo (Spa) Saunier Duval - Prodir at +2.39 4 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne at +2.51Read Full Story

Xabier Zandio breaks his collar bone, out of the Tour

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Caisse d'Epargne suffered a big loss today in the Tour de France.Spanish rider Xabier Zandio of Caisse d'Epargne had to drop out of the Tour de France because of a crash in the fourth stage of the race.Zandio crashed barely 70km into the 193km stage.Team manager Jose-Luis Jaimerena said: "He's broken his right collarbone, it's impossible for him to carry on.""But it's a big loss for the team. He's a rider who can work really hard for us no matter what the terrain."Sorry to hear this news...Read Full Story