20 Jul 2012

Road cycle champion pulls out of Olympics

8:30 am on 20 July 2012

Spanish Olympic road race champion Samuel Sanchez has failed to recover from injuries picked up in a fall during the Tour de France and has pulled out of the London Games.

The Spanish Olympic team says while Sanchez is in good physical shape, he is still suffering a certain amount of pain in his hand and shoulder.

He's struggling to hold the handlebars and to change gears which could have been dangerous in a race.