15 Mar 2009

Luis Leon Sanchez wins stage to take Paris-Nice lead

7:27 am on 15 March 2009

The Spanish rider Luis Leon Sanchez of the Caisse d'Epargne team has taken the overall lead in the Paris-Nice race with victory in the seventh stage.

Sanchez won the 191-kilometre Manosque to Fayence stage ahead of his compatriot Antonio Colom of the Katusha team.

Luxemburg's Frank Schleck finished third for Saxo Bank.