A few hours after regretting the abandonment of the leader Jakob FuglsangAstane lost another rider on the Tour de France on Tuesday. Sleep Luis Leon Sanchez he also left the Grand Slam because of back problems.
"Examinations have shown that only the rest can cure my backSanchez makes Astan's Twitter account. "My goal was to support Jakob for two more days, but after his release I was no longer meaningful to continue. It's sad that it ends so".
35-year-old Luis Leon Sanchez was on the 9th tour of France. In 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012 he performed four stages on Veliki Loop. He was 76th in a total of 1:42:46 yellow shirts. Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick Step).
The Astana team was full before the start of the 16th stage on Tuesday.
After the suspension of Sanchez, 161 riders were at the race.