Spain’s Luis Leon Sanchez Wins 14th Stage of Tour de France After Nail Incident

Luis Leon Sanchez

Spaniard Luis Leon Sanchez won the 14th stage of the 2012 Tour de France today, finishing the race 47 seconds ahead of Slovakian Peter Sagan, the closest cyclist in the race. Sandy Casar from France was third.

Unfortunately, today’s stage of the Tour de France was also marred by an incident where nails and tacks were thrown across the race’s route, sabotaging several cyclists.

The nails and tacks incident took place as the Tour de France entered the Pyrenees today, where several cyclists had to stop to repair bikes as tyres were punctured by nails, with a couple of cyclists having to stop two or three times.

So far, nobody seems to have any idea why someone would deliberately try to sabotage the race or even who did so.

Meanwhile, Luis Leon Sanchez made his winning move 11 kilometers from the finish line, when he and four other riders broke from the pack. His win today was his fourth Tour de France stage win.

The race’s leader, Briton Bradley Wiggins, finished 15 minutes behind the leaders, but is still expected to keep hold of the yellow jersey.