• Olympic Champion Samuel Sanchez Claims Tour of Basque Country Victory


    Posted over 2 years ago by John Ohail

    Spaniard Samuel Sanchez overtook fellow Oakley cycling teammate Joaquin Rodriguez to secure the overall Tour of Basque Country title on his home turf. Sanchez, coming off a huge 3rd stage, 102 mile win a few days prior, overtook a nine second deficit on the final day to claim the overall first place spot.

  • High Mountain Triumph: O Cyclist Samuel Sanchez Claims Stage 12 at Tour de France


    Posted about 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Samuel Sanchez is no stranger to podiums. Oakley’s Spanish Olympic Road Race Champion claimed victory at the first high mountain stage (Stage 12) of the 2011 Tour de France – clipping Jelle Vanendert to the finish at Lux Ardiden. The two road chargers smashed their way together on the lower slopes of the Pyrenean ascent – but Samuel eventually powered away from the field with 300m left. But he wasn’t the only Oakley speedster to see success during the stage. Fellow O riders Frank and Andy Schleck gained an upper hand in the escalating battle for the yellow jersey.

  • Oakley Dominates at the Tour of Spain "La Vuelta"


    Posted almost 5 years ago by

    Oakley dominated the Tour of Spain “La Vuelta” with a complete podium. Oakley’s Alejandro Valverde finally got a signature win. The 29-year-old Spaniard claimed the Spanish Vuelta on Sunday by being the most consistent rider during the 21-stage race that began August 29th in Assen, Netherlands.

Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez

Samuel Sanchez
Date of Birth:
February 5, 1978
Oviedo, Spain
Oakley, Team Euskaltel-Euskadi

Career Highlights

    • 2006: 1st- Zuri-Metzgete
    • 2007: 3rd Overall and 3 Stage Wins - Vuelta a España
    • 2008: Gold, Men's Road Race, Beijing Olympics
    • 2009: 1st, GP Llodio
    • 2009: 3rd overall- Tour of the Basque Country
    • 2009: 4th, La Flèche Wallonne
    • 2010: 3rd Overall Tour de France
    • 2011: 1st, GP Miguel Indurain
    • 2011: Mountains Classification Winner, Tour de France
    • 2012: 2nd Overall, Volta a Catalunya